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To our 

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Founders of Christian Homes 

Patterned upon that of the Holy Family 

Models of Christian Virtue 

Our first and best Teachers 

Our greatest treasures upon earth 

this volume 


lovingly dedicated 

by the 
Students of 1940 






Slightly over a year has elapsed since the world was saddened by the news 
of the death of Pope Pius XI. During the seventeen years of his pontificate the 
late Holy Father not only had won the filial devotion of every child of the Church, 
but progressively had commanded the universal respect and publicly declared 
tribute of all discerning minds outside the fold. At the time of his death, the 
radio, the cinema and the press united with the Church in proclaiming him the 
one fearless, authoritative, uncompromising champion of Christian truth and 
Christian peace in our troubled times. 

Quite apart from the exalted dignity and superhuman burdens of the office of 
Supreme Pontiff, the incomparable lustre shed upon the Chair of Peter by the 
achievements of Pope Pius XI made the choice of a successor a most difficult task. 
No greater guarantee of the personal qualifications and the exceptional attainments 
of Eugenio Cardinal Pacelli could consequently be found than that provided by the 
unanimous voice of the College of Cardinals calling him to succeed that valiant 
champion of the cause of Christ, who like the Popes of the early Church had died 
a martyr to his supreme vocation. 

Aristocrat by birth, the new Pope, long since, by diligent application to study 
and to prayer, had acquired high rank in the aristocracy of scholarship and sanc- 
tity. For years associated with his predecessor as Secretary of State, his exhaustive 
grasp of the diplomatic problems of the Papacy, his intimate familiarity with its 
aims and projects, his wide international experience as traveller and delegate, his 
tact, his brilliance and, above all, his personal sanctity, established beyond question 
the wisdom of his election. The very name he chose, pledge of his filial attachment, 
assured the Church and the world that all we had admired and loved in the late 
Holy Father would live and prosper in his successor. Similarly, by his motto: 
"Opus justitiae pax", — he proclaimed the solemn consecration of his pontificate to 
the ideal of a Christian peace. 

Such considerations of themselves would have been more than sufficient to 
fire the hearts and souls of St. Michael's men with devotion to their new God- 
given leader. But in a special and much more personal way Pope Pius XII has won 
our hearts. Within a few months of his election, he most graciously deigned to 
confer a signal honour upon our house. On October 18, 1939, by his personal com- 
mand, the Institute of Mediaeval Studies was elevated to the rank of a Pontifical 
Institute with the power of conferring degrees in the name of the Church. 

Therefore, to Pope Pius XII, diplomat, scholar, saint, promoter of Christian 
Peace, Vicar of Christ, our common Father and our Friend — the students of Saint 
Michael's College School most heartily pledge their unfailing devotion and 
loyalty. May his reign be long and fruitful! May it be his privilege, under God, 
to recall a distracted and a warring world to a true and lasting peace — founded on 
the justice and charity of Christ, Whose Vicar he is! 





Archbishop of Toronto 


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To The Students of 
St. Michael's College: 

My Dear Boys: — 

I am glad to have the opportunity of greeting 
the High School Students of St. Michael's College 
through your periodical, "The Thurible." I regard 
you as the future standard bearers of Catholic 
Action and of true Christian living in this Province 
of Ontario. You have great opportunities; you also 
have great responsibilities. As Catholic young 
men, you are the "elect of God." You can truth- 
fully say of yourselves: "Behold, u'hat manner of 
charity the Father hath bestowed upon us that we 
should be called and should be the sons of God" 
(II John, III, 1). 

I exhort you, therefore, to be sincere and 
loyal "sons of God." Keep before you always the 
thought that you have within you an immortal 
essence made to the imiage and likeness of God. 
"Primacy of the spiritual" should be your motto. 
Nearly everyone who speaks of the present world 
situation observes that its cause is basically spiritual 
and moral rather than economic. Lasting peace 
cannot come until the rights of Christ as King 
of the Universe are recognized and until we. His 
sons, make Him known, loved and admired in 
our varied spheres of influence. Be true to Christ 
now by prayer, by word and by example. While 
fitting yourselves to be patriotic citizens of Canada 
which we love so well, prepare yourselves for 
citizenship with God in our Eternal Fatherland. 

May your young manhood be ever consecrated 
and deified by God's abiding grace. 

Your affectionate Shepherd in Christ, 


Archbishop of Toronto. 



Superior General 


The Congregation of St. Basil 



Your generosity has made our School Publication possible. 
We are grateful to you. 

Most Rev. James C. McGuigan, D.D. 

Rt. Rev. P. J. Coyle, D.P., V.G. 

Rt. Rev. E. M. Brennan, D.P., S.T.L., V.G. 

Rt. Rev. J. B. DoUard, D.P., Litt. D. 

Rt. Rev. J. J. McGrand, D.P. 

Reverend G. J. Kirby, M.A., Ph.D. 

Reverend S. McGrath. 

Rev. Dr. W. D. Muckle. 
Reverend H. J. Murray. 
Reverend Dennis O'Connor. 
Reverend John O'Connor. 
Very Rev. T. O'SulHvan, C.SS.R. 
Reverend T. F. Ryder, C.S.P. 

Dr. and Mrs. J. M. Bennett. 

Mr. and Mrs. John F. Boland, K.C. 

Mr. I. P. Bretell. 

Dr. and Mrs. Thos. B. Buckley. 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred J. Crawford. 

Capt. James W. Flanagan. 

Mr. John J. Fee. 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Foy. 

Mr. Clifford Hatch. 

Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Hatch. 

Hon. Senator and Mrs. Salter Hayden. 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Holmes, K.C. 

Hon. Justice and Mrs. H. T. Kelly. 
Hon. Justice and Mrs. J. G. Kelly. 
Mr. and Mrs. Regis "Pep" Kelly. 
Mr. William Kennedy. 
Dr. and Mrs. C. E. Knowlton. 
Dr. and Mrs. W. T. Knowlton. 
Mr. R. Laidlaw. 

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McDonough. 
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McGovern. 
Mr. and Mrs. L. J. McGuinness. 
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. McNamara. 
Hon. Justice and Mrs. C. P. McTague. 
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Marois. 

Mr. and Mrs. N. V. Morrison. 
Hon. Justice Daniel O'Connell. 
Hon. Justice and Mrs. W. Roach. 
Mr. and Mrs. Harry G. Roesler. 
Dr. and Mrs. O. P. Sullivan. 
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Taylor. 






St. Michael's College 



The Liturgy of the Church interpreting Holy Scripture represents St. Michael 
the Archangel standing at the right hand of the heavenly altar with a golden thurible, 
from which goes up the good odour of the prayers of the saints of God. Every time 
Solemn Mass is celebrated the incense is blessed at the Offertory by a prayer which 
makes reference to this fact, so that there is warrant in both Scripture and the 
Liturgy of the Church for regarding the archangel Michael as alone privileged to 
swing the censer at the altar on high. The thurible therefore is equally with the 
sword or spear peculiar to St. Michael and can be regarded equally as a fitting 
symbol of the great archangel. 

Now that which rises from the thurible when it is swung before the altar is the 
result of grains of pure incense placed upon pure and glowing charcoal. These 
materials must be refined and miade pure, else the odour will not rise sweet and 
penetrating. And burning itself is a purifying process. Consequently what rises 
from the glowing thurible suggests and represents the purest, and holiest, and best 
that we can gather together for the honour and glory of God, having put upon it 
every effort. 

In the case of this book this offering is our best thoughts and sentiments, which 
we give to God for His honour and glory as we give every thing we do. It is not 
every story, or poem, or witticism written by a St. Michael's boy which is published 
herein, but the best of each that we can do, after thinking and re-thinking, writing 
and re-writing what we have set out to compose. The Thurible contains our best 
thoughts and sentiments, which St. Michael as our patron offers on our behalf to 

The image of the censer as the container of the purified, highly developed, worth- 
while thoughts of man is used by the poet Robert Browning in the Poem A Gram' 
marian's Funeral, where he represents the great Scholar as carried for burial by his 
students to the rarefied atmosphere of a mountain top (the summit of knowledge.) 

"That's the appropriate country; there, man's thought, 

Rarer, intenser. 
Self-gathered for an outbreak, as it ought. 

Chafes in the censer." 

Hence there are the best of reasons for calling St. Michael's Annual the 
Thurible. It has a meaning for St. Michael's students which it could not possibly 
have for other students, because St. Michael's boys have a special claim upon the 
archangel, who alone swings the thurible before the throne of God, standing at the 
right hand of the altar of incense. The thurible belongs to St. Michael equally 
with the sword, and we, so to speak, fill it with our best thoughts and sentiments, 
so that swinging it before the Lord, St. Michael may have something of ours to offer 
to God. 




"^l^t ^^folg ©rbatn^h 

Father Whelan 

A Prayer For Priests 

Keep them, we pray Thee, 
dearest Lord, 

Keep them, for they are 
Thine — 

Thy priests whose lives burn 
out before 

Thy consecrated shrine. 

Father Girard 

Keep thetn, for they are in the world, 
Though from the world apart; 

When earthly pleasures tempt, allure, — 
Shelter them in Thy heart. 

Keep them, and comfort them in hours 

Of loneliness and pain 
When all their life of sacrifice 

For souls seems but in vain. 

Keep them, and O remember, 

They have no one but Thee, 

Yet they have only human 

With human frailty. 

Keep them as spotless as the 
Host, — 

That daily they caress — 

Their every thought and word 
and deed. 

Deign, dearest Lord, to 


Father Me-ver 

Father Riley 



Defend us in this dav of battle 

^lM^>^^ «liM»^g «^ 


REV. V. I. McINTYRE, C.S.B,, M.A. 



St. Michael's College School 



Rev. .J. Sheridan, M.A. 

Rev. T. Vahey, C.S.B., M.A. 

Rev. L. J. DoLAN, C.S.B., M.A. 

Rev. R. Diemer, C.S.B., B.A. 

Rev. J. C. McIntyre, 
C.S.B., M.A. 

Rev. N. J. Ruth, C.S.B., B.A. 




Rev. M. F. Whelan, C.S.B., B.A. 

Rev. H. D. Regan, C.S.B., B.A. 

Rev. J. A. Warren, C.S.B., B.A 

Rev. U.J. GiRARD, C.S.B., B.A. 

Rev. A.J. O'Leary, C.S.B., B.A. 

Rev. W. S. Riley, C.S.B., B.A. 






Riiv. R. FiscHETTE, C.S.B., B.A. 

Rev. a. Record, C.S.B., B.A. 

Rev. C. Crowley, C.S.B., B.A. 

Rev. E. Flanagan, C.S.B., B.A. 


Rev. J. TiMMONs, C.S.B., B.A. 

Rev. M. Sheedy, C.S.B., B.A. 



Rev. C. Carter, C.S.B., B.A. 

Rev. D. Faught, C.S.B., B.A. 

Rev. L. J. PuRCELL, C.S.B., B.A. 

Rev. J. Hanrahan, C.S.B., B.A. 

Mr. E.J. Doris, B.A., B.Paed, 

Professor Cesar Borre' 







The Congregation of St. Basil 


The Basilian Fathers 

Old Wing of St. Basil's Seminary 

The Congregation of St. Basil is a community which had its origin in the 
persecution of the French Revolution at the end of the eighteenth century. Mgr. 
Charles d'Aviau, last arghbishop of the ancient see of Vienne, sought refuge in the 
village of St. Symphorien de Mahun. Here in 1798 he established a school for 
the training of young men aspiring to the priesthood and placed in charge Father 
Lapierre, the parish priest. 

Situated in the mountains 
several miles north of Lyons the 
inaccessible location gave teach- 
ers and pupils ample opportunity 
to hide whenever the soldiers of 
the Revolution visited the district. 
The local mayor was a young man 
who did all in his power to pro- 
tect the school and later he was 
one of the founders of the Basilian 
community. In the autumn of 
1800 the classes were formed 
into an organized school. About 
forty students were enrolled. Two 
years later the school had 140 
pupils, and since the violence of 
the persecution had now mod- 
erated, it was considered neces- 
sary in the interests of the school to move to the nearby city of Annonay. 

From this time on the members of the staff lived under a rule drawn up by the 
Abbe Leorat Picansel, parish priest of Annonay and Vicar General of the diocese 
of Viviers. As the first teachers grew older the formation of a religious community 
to continue their work was considered and at the end of the priests' retreat in 1822 
Mgr. Claude de la Bruniere, bishop of Mende and administrator of the vacant 
diocese of Viviers was consulted. He approved the project and on the 21st of 
November in the small chapel of the College, Father Lapierre and nine companions 
knelt one by one before the Vicar General who twenty years before had given them 
a Rule of Life and each pronounced the promises which bound them to their 
priestly work and to one another in the Congregation of St. Basil. Hitherto they 
had been called the teaching priests of Annonay; now they chose as their patron, 
St. Basil the Great, because a second house had just been opened at Maison-Seule 

in the parish of St. Basil. The 
Congregation grew steadily and 
by September 15, 1837, was suf- 
ficiently well known to receive 
the decree of praise, "amplissi- 
mum laudis decretum", from the 
Holy See. 

Meanwhile, former pupils of 
the Congregation were rising to 
places of prominence. One, 
Armand, comte de Charbonnel, 
was named second bishop of 
Toronto. When he took possesion 
of cathedral on September 21st, 
1850, he was accompanied by 
Father Patrick Moloney, C.S.B., 

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whom he had obtained to help him in a diocese which embraced more than half 
of Ontario. Two years later the Basilian Superior General agreed to establish a 
College at Toronto and sent Fathers Soulerin, Malbos and Mr. Vincent, a 
Basilian scholastic, to join Father Moloney. The new foundation prospered and 
before his death Father Vincent was head of an American Province of his 


In France the Congregation 
continued to spread and when 
the anti-clerical laws of 1902 
were enacted, houses existed at 
Annonay, Perigueux, Aubenas 
and Vernoux in France; at Blidah 
and Bone in Algiers; and Ply- 
mouth in England. All with the 
exception of the last were trans- 
ferred to seculars or confiscated. 
Community life was impossible 
and consequently in 1921 the 
members in France, with the 
consent of those in America, 
asked the Holy See to allow them 
to work out their future inde- 
pendent of the members in 
America. A decree of the Sacred Congregation of Religious, dated June 14, 
1922, erected the two Provinces into separate Congregations, each with its roots 
in the one founded in 1822. 

Delegates from the various houses in Canada and the United States met in 
General Chapter at St. Michael's College and on August 16th, 1922, elected their 
former Provincial, Very Reverend Francis Forster, as Superior General. Rev. 
M. V. Kelly was chosen Assistant General and Fathers J. Player, H. Carr and 
W. Reach were named Councillors. On October 14, 1938, the Holy See gave 
the Congregation the highest mark of approbation by granting definite approval 
of its Constitutions. 

Since 1922 the growth of the Congregation of Priests of St. Basil of Toronto, to 
give the Congregation its full name, has been rapid. The first house in North 
America had 3 priests and 1 scholastic. Seventy years later there were 63 priests, 
25 scholastics and 4 novices. At the beginning of 1940 the Congregation had 
three times as many priests and four times the number of scholastics and novices. 

The general end of the Congregation is the Glory of God and the sanctification 
of its members. It undertakes every kind of priestly work, provided at least three 
members can live together and 
perform the exercises of piety 
prescribed in the Rule. The 
chief work of the Congrega- 
tion is the education of youth. 
Before commencing this work 
members receive a full pedagogi- 
cal training founded on the un- 
changing Christian principles of 
conduct and abreast of the ad- 
vances of modern pedagogical 
science. In the formation of 
the youths entrusted to them, 
Basilians aim at being effective 
co-adjutors of both the parents 
and the parish priest. The 
courses in Christian Doctrine, St. Michael's College 


Assumption College 

the various religious societies and the opportunities for attendance at public 
devotions are intended to supplement but not to replace the work of these 
primary agencies. The following is a list of the houses of the Congregation: 

In The Archdiocese of Toronto 

The residence of the Superior 
General is a special house, located 
in a separate part of the Basilian 
Seminary, 21 St. Mary Street, 
ATE. The Congregation has but 
one Novitiate, 214 Tweedsmuir 
Avenue, Toronto. Before being 
admitted to profession all candi- 
dates for the Congregation must 
spend one entire year in the 
Novitiate. During this year they 
are called novices and spend all 
their time in prayer. ST. BASIL'S 
SEMINARY. The house of 
studies for unordained members 
is St. Basil's Seminary, 21 St. 

Mary Street, Toronto. This Seminary accommodates all theological students but 
is not large enough to accommodate all who are making university courses. 
While studying for their B.A. degree the majority of scholastics, the name given 
to all unordained members after the novitiate year, live at one of the Basilian 
Colleges. In July and August they go to a summer residence on Straw- 
berry Island in Lake Simcoe. From this island they go in groups to the 
Columbus Boys' Camp for underprivileged boys, near Orillia, where they do boy 
guidance work under the supervision of the resident Basilian chaplain. At the 
island all scholastics make an annual retreat on the ten days preceding the feast 
of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin. ST. MICHAEL'S COLLEGE. The 
first Basilian house was opened in September, 1852, at what is now 67 Queen 
Street East. Six months later it was moved to the Bishop's Palace at St. Michael's 
Cathedral and when the present site was occupied in 1856 the name was kept. 
In 1906 the College entered into active Federation with the University of Toronto 
as the Catholic College in the Faculty of Arts. From the very beginning it 
included a School Department, offering a High School course and a Commercial 
growth of graduate study in philosophy at St. Michael's College led in 1929 to 
the establishment of this Institute, under the direction of Professor Etienne Gilson 
from Paris, France. In 1938 the Canadian Hierarchy petitioned the Holy See 
for recognition of the Institute and in answer to their request a Papal charter 

was granted which gives the 
Institute the right to confer 
the degrees of Licentiate and 
Doctorate in mediaeval studies. 
St. Michael's College moved 
to Clover Hill in 1856 a small 
church was attached to it for 
the convenience of all Catholics 
in the northern part of the 
city and surrounding countryside. 
Originally more than 500 square 
miles were within the parish 
boundaries, now it is a city parish 
Catholic Central, Detroit Covering the University area. 


HOLY ROSARY CHURCH. The first territory taken from the northern part of 
St. Basil's parish was given to Holy Rosary Church in 1892. Until 1926 the parish 
used the chapel of St. Basil's Novitiate. In that year a splendid stone church, 
designed after one erected about 1507 at St. Neot's, Huntingshire, England, was 
commenced and when completed and fully decorated it will be one of the finest 
gothic churches in Ontario. 

In The Archdiocese of Detroit 

gation was asked to conduct a Central High School for boys in Holy Rosary parish, 
Detroit. Four years later Holy Name Institute in Blessed Sacrament parish was 
also committed to the Basilians. In 1934 the two schools were joined on the site 
of this second one while the namie of the first was retained. The enrollment is 
now about 625. STE. ANNE DE DETROIT. This parish is the oldest one in 
the United States away from the coastal regions. It was founded in 1701 and the 
Basilians were asked to take charge of it in 1886. It is located at the American end 
of Ambassador Bridge. 

In the Diocese oF Calgary 

ST. MARY'S BOYS' SCHOOL. This is a type of school seldom met with, 
being a separate Catholic Day High School in the public educational system, and 
as such requires staff and equipment to meet all Provincial standards. It is located 
in the City of Calgary and has about 250 pupils. 

In The Diocese oF Galveston 

ST. THOMAS COLLEGE. This College possesses a University charter, but 
so far has confined its work to the High School Department. A new school to 
accommodate 600 pupils will be ready in September this year. It is located in 
the city of Houston, Texas. ST. ANNE'S CHURCH, HOUSTON. Like Holy 
Rosary parish in Toronto, this parish has grown from a small suburban parish to a 
flourishing city one. A splendid church was opened on December 8, 1939. THE 
MEXICAN MISSION BAND. In 1935 a priest of the Congregation was assigned 
to work among the Mexicans living in the State of Texas. Many of these people 
are refugees from the persecution in their native land and all are poor. The older 
generation speaks Spanish, but the children, educated in public schools, are in 
danger of losing their Faith. The centre of this work is Rosenburg, Texas. This 
Homie Mission depends on St. Thomas College for priests for its scattered churches 
on Sundays, and on the Mission Bands in Basilian Schools for financial help. 

In The Diocese of Hamilton 

ST. MARY'S CHURCH, OWEN SOUND. When the Basilian Fathers under- 
took to look after this parish and its missions in 1863, they received a territory 
covering 17 townships. Today in addition to the parish of Owen Sound they 
still have mission parishes at Chatsworth, Hepworth, Irish Block, Meaford, Thorn- 
bury and Wiarton. 

In The Diocese of London 

ASSUMPTION COLLEGE. This College was opened at Windsor in 1870 and 
includes a High School with 650 pupils and an Arts department affiliated with the 
University of Western Ontario, London. It is located at the Canadian end of the 
Ambassador Bridge. ASSUMPTION CHURCH. L'Eglise de I'Assomption was 
begun as an Indian mission in 1728, and raised to the rank of a parish in 
1767. The present building dates from 1841. When the Congregation opened 
Assumption College in 1870, this pioneer parish was also entrusted to it. 
Recently a new church dedicated to the Blessed Sacrament was opened in 
the western section of the parish. ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH, 


AMHERSTBURG. This historic parish was founded as a mission church at- 
tended from Assumption parish. In 1843 it became a parish and in 1878 was 
entrusted to the care of the Basilians. The parish territory includes Pelee Island 
in the St. Clair River. 

In The Diocese of Rochester 

AQUINAS INSTITUTE. Aquinas was established in 1922 as a central free 
High School for boys in the city of Rochester. In 1937 the Basilians were asked 
to take charge of the school, and at the same time it was found necessary to charge 
a tuition fee since the Diocese could not continue to finance a free school. So none 
might be deprived of a Catholic High School education, the Diocese pays for 
deserving boys who cannot afford this fee. The present registration is over 1200. 

In The Diocese of Saskatoon 

ST. THOMAS MORE COLLEGE. This College was opened in 1936, and is 
connected with the University of Saskatchewan as the Catholic College of the 
Faculty of Arts. It is located in temporary quarters adjoining the campus and the 
University has set aside five acres of land as a building site. As might be expected, 
the enrollment is still small and the College must look to the East for support until 
conditions improve in the West. 

Aquinas Institute, Rochester, N.Y. 




BACK ROW— W, MacDonald, J. Egsgard. V. Keating. M. OBrien. P. Leah. 

FRONT ROW— B. Seitz, P. McNamara, Rev. M. Whelan (P'aculty Advisor). C. Dobias. F. Black (Editor-in-chief). 

The Thurible s Editorial Staff 

In previous years The Thurible has been a review of the activities of both the 
Arts and High School departments of St. Michael's College. To a great extent the 
better developed minds of the College men have predominated the pages of this 
publication. The scattered contributions of the High School have suffered by 
comparison. This volume marks the first literary attempt of the High School to 
walk by itself. If the shortcomings are too pronounced we crave your indulgence. 

We have sought in this volume to inscribe the records of the school year 1939-40. 
The endeavour has been to make the story clear, concise, simple and interesting. 
We have tried to make the Book pleasing to the eye as well as to the mind and 
memory. The significant events, the round of activities, incidents, individuals 
and classes are here pictured and described that they may become vivid once again 
as you turn these pages in the years to come. 

The Editorial Staff is particularly grateful to Father Whelan for his untiring 
efforts and close supervision of every step in the making of The Thurible. We wish 
to thank also the members of the faculty and the students who have cooperated in 
the construction of this volume. If it wins your approval as a faithful record of 
the year, then we are content that the hours of labour spent in its compilation 
have received their reward. 



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FRONT ROW — E. Doran, B. Lobraico, T. McGovern. Rev. V. I. Mclntyre (Director), J. Mohan, T. McDonougli, J. McTague. 

The Thurible s Business Staff 

Without a superior optimistic head to guide and direct us, we surely would 
have floundered. Little did we realise at our initial gathering what a tremendous 
undertaking we were about. Now that our work nears completion and we can 
see the realization of our hopes, our hearts are filled with gratitude. 

We wish to thank in a very special way those who so graciously volunteered 
to sponsor our cause. Without their help this publication could not have been 
realized. To each and every individual Patron we acknowledge our debt of 
gratitude and express our sincere thanks. 

"Patronise our Advertisers" must be the slogan of every loyal student of St. 
Michael's. When about to do some shopping refer to our Index To Advertisers. 
Our Year Book would not be possible without their patronage. 

The response of the student-body and Alumni to our call for subscriptions has 
been particularly gratifying this year. At this early date the student-body is very 
little short of 100% paid-up subscribers, and "McGovern & Mohan" are still going 

Exuberating with gratitude for the splendid cooperation we have received 
from every quarter, we bequeath our experience and good wishes to the Business 
Staff of 1941- May our successors take up the good work with the trials and errors 
of their predecessors as their example and warning. 


The Men of Tomorrow — and Prayer 


The mild caress of the gentle May wind, along with the incessant clanging of 
Big Ben, finally managed to awaken Dan Potter from his sound sleep. Rolling 
awkwardly from his bed, Dan surprised himself by silencing the pride of the 
Westclox Company in the first grope. With the alarm thus quieted, he went 
through his usual setting up exercises which consisted of stifling a yawn, rubbing 
sleep-filled eyes, stretching long arms and legs, and uttering a long, soft sigh. Then 
he knelt down for his morning prayers. 

Nothing extraordinary about that? No, but that last act was the first one in a 
long line of similar incidents which would take place throughout Dan Potter's day. 
Why? Because he was a student at St. Michael's College School. Undoubtedly, 
as soon as you saw the words, St. Michael's College, you thought of championship 
hockey teams, football teams, famous alumni, and so on, but 1 wonder how many 
of you thought of St. Michael's in the light of Religion, Church, and Prayer. 

Certainly, all the "boys" who have passed through the "old school" have felt 
that atmosphere of prayer and Catholicity which pervades every nook and corner 
of the building. "That which is in the atmosphere", a professor of Logic once 
stated, "must be absorbed, since one must breath the atmosphere to live." There- 
fore, the students at St. Michael's are most assuredly influenced by this "air of 
Prayer". But don't take my word for it, let Dan Potter, who represents a typical 
scholar, prove this point to you as he goes through an "ordinary" day at the "Bay 
Street Mansion of Learning." 

As our hero comes into focus, he is sitting at his desk in one of the big rooms 
on the first floor, trying vainly to learn a French vocabulary before the nine 
o'clock bell rings. But too late! There goes the bell! Immediately Dan and his 
classmates kneel down and reverently, devotedly, yes fervently, say the "Veni 
Sancte Spiritus" and the "Ave Maria". Thus the whole day has been put under 
the care and protection of the Holy Ghost and the Blessed Mother. 

Two periods swiftly fade into history, and morning recess once more melts the 
numerous classes into one huge, laughing, pushing, body. But what's this? Is our 
Dan leading a parade? No, he just happens to be at the head of the large number 
of boys who, every day, come fair weather or foul, spend their recess in making a 
visit to the Blessed Sacrament in St. Basil's Church. Here, the "men of tomorrow" 
raise their youthful hearts in prayer, petition, and thanksgiving to their Lord and 

The shrill outer bell rings out over the campus, calling the young scholars back 
to their books. Inside Dan's classroom we find that a "snapper" is about to take 
place. (All students and ex-students will know that a "snapper" is just the 
Michaelean word for a test). Before this event commences, however, Dan and 
his fellow students once more pour forth their hearts in the "Ave Maria" and the 
"Veni Sancte Spiritus". As the boys get up, Dan raises his eyes to the Crucifix 
(which, by the way, holds the centre position on the front wall in every classroom) 
and notices that his Crucified Saviour is stretching His arms to either side of the 
room, as if to call down upon these, His beloved children. His helping grace. 

Two more periods have come and gone, and to the whole school, the deep, 
resonant, Angelus bell sounds out its message of the Annunciation. As the bell 
tolls its pealing notes, we see that Dan is once more on his knees, as he answers his 
teacher in this beautiful prayer. 


Time out for lunch! Downstairs in the large clubroom, some three hundred 
boys are opening their lunches — some with smiles as they peer inside at a tasty 
morsel or two; others with scowls of disgust as their investigation reveals that they 
have "that awful stuff again!" Did I hear somebody ask if this period of cessation 
from study was also a time in which prayer was forgotten? I did! Well now, it is 
very much the opposite, for — but wait! Dan will prove it for me! He is not here 
in the clubroom, he is over in St. Basil's Church. Let us go over there and see 

As we enter that stately House of God, we quietly get down upon our knees, for 
a priest is just putting the Blessed Sacrament upon the altar for Exposition. A 
choir, in which "Our Dan" sings, renders the "O Salutaris" while the golden mon- 
strance, as radiant as the sun, shines upon these good boys of St. Michael's who have 
come to adore their God. When the Hymn is over, the priest leaves the altar. In 
a few moments, Dan, too, leaves the Church, but remaining behind to pray before 
the Exposed Body of the Saviour are several boys in cassock and surplice — Knights 
of the Blessed Sacrament. 

Second by second, minute by minute, the lunch hour draws to a close. But 
it has not been "just another noon" for Dan Potter. His active young mind notices 
how the shadow cast on the ground by the prefect, in his flowing soutane, is much 
the same as a shadow of One who lived on earth nineteen hundred years ago; how 
the rosary beads, slipping through the fingers of the Study Hall Master, are much the 
same as the days of his life, drawing slowly but surely to an end; and how the mon- 
strance held over his head and the heads of some two hundred schoolmates, at one 
o'clock Benediction, is much the same as the Divine Lord sitting in His heavenly 
throne, irradiating His graces and gifts to mankind. 

The afternoon session of school begins, of course, with prayer, and Dan once 
more answers his teacher in the "Veni Sancte Spiritus" and the "Ave Maria". Two 
periods full of learning, humour, and Catholic teaching, hasten with the seconds 
into the past. The minute hand of the clock succeeds in catching up with the 
hour hand, at a quarter to three. A bell rings — and then begins the most important 
class of the day — Religious Knowledge. This half-hour keeps Dan busy learning 
Religion, Doctrine and Practice, Church History, or one of the Pope's Encyclicals. 
But R.K. periods, as all good things, must come to an end. Thus at three-fifteen, the 
doors of the school are opened wide, and through those portals, goes "Our Dan", 
surrounded by the "men of to-morrow" — the "men" who have been raised in 
prayer, groomed in Catholicity, and schooled in religion — the students of S.M.C. 

So friends, we have witnessed "just another day" at St. Michael's. We have 
seen, and felt, that "air of prayer", that "atmosphere" which was mentioned above, 
but even as yet, we have not met the numierous activities of the Mission Society, nor 
the soul-stirring services of the Blessed Virgin's Sodality, nor the friendly "Shepherd 
and Flock" relationship between priest and student. Yet — I know that you will 
join with me in the prayer that Schools such as this shall flourish — forever and 





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"It ain't the individual, 
Nor the army as a whole, 
But the everlasting team-work 
Of every bloomin' soul'" 

It is the team-work of the fellows that makes XIII- 1 one of the best classes in 
St. Michael's. Widely differing in character, widely separated in sources, we 
function as smoothly as a well-drilled team. Soon we shall be separated; till then, 
we are Thirteen-One. 

The student who has trekked the farthest to attend classes in XIII-1 is Maurice 
Claivay — he thumbed his way from Switzerland! Also from the east is Maurice 
Marois, a tennis player from Quebec city. From away down south in Colombia, 
South America, come the Sanclemente brothers, and from Northern Ontario comes 
Joyal, of the Haileybury Joyals. But where is West? In this bridge foursome 
West will have to be dummy. "Oh no! you don't", says Cooney, "I'm from Park- 
dale; I'll be West." 

Our students have a flair for administration. Look at Leo McGrady, president 
of the Mission Society, and Eddie Shuba, prefect of the Sodality. Among the 
shining lights in the realm of scholarship, two are especially brilliant: that tall chap, 
Denison, and the little fellow, Leah. D'Agostine, Keating, Hannan, and many 
others are right up with them. What about talented actors? There can be only 
one Hannan. And how fortunate are we to have even one Hughes! "Room 
Service" wouldn't have been the same without them, or without William Hilary, 
Junior O'Brien, John O'Hara or Eddie Shuba. Talented athletes? (Who said that 
is a contradiction of terms!) Pandy, Shuba, and Cooney supplied much of the 
brawn for the rugby team. Bill Calahan (our class president), Doyle, Zambri, 
Bennett and McDonough accounted for many goals as well as a great deal of fight 
and drive in our Junior O.H.A. "Bu::ers." 

We have our humourists, too. Listen to Jitterbreeches O'Brien translating 
from French to English: ". . . ' and she ate her strawberries with relish' . . . That 
can't be right . . . What kind of relish would she eat with strawberries?" And 
George Tumino explains in French why he is late: "Juh swee on ruhtard parss 
kuh . . . ugh . . ." 

Holding up the wall in the sun-bathed southern border of XIII-1 is Bennett, 
trying to fold his six or seven feet of flesh and bone to fit his seat. Beside him sit — 
or lie — those two worthies. Bill Doyle and Allan O'Gorman. Swinging back to the 
northern end of the room we come to the Mannerheim-Weis-Hillock-McDonough- 
Johnson-Quinn-Macdonald-Maginot line which separates and protects us from 
XIII-2, next door. The sentinels along here keep a sharp look-out through the 
peep-holes in the wall, ready to warn us of a raid. 

Such is the present aspect of XIII-1. Today we are together; soon we shall 
part. Where our paths lead, or whether they will cross, we cannot say. One 
thing we do know — we shall stand by each other and by our Faith; we shall do our 
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In years to come, I will sink into my chair, light my pipe, and my thoughts will 
drift like the smoke, curling up and wandering aimlessly through the years to the 
ivy-clad walls of St. Michael's and into my graduating room. 

Dimly the faces appear out of the haze. Why, there is the lanky figure of 
Maisonville; he was a slow but earnest fellow with an ever-questioning look on his 
face. His face is blotted out by the laughing mien of Egan, who was always willing 
to stop and pass a little gossip with Wallace Armstrong, the smallest fellow in the 
class, who sat beside Egan, but more often with him. 

Dear me, I am being left behind, for an endless parade is passing by; but if I 
hasten I'll catch up where I left off. As I hurry along whom do I see but Hurley, late 
as usual, and trying to get back to his place. From far ahead of Hurley a deep voice 
hoarsely yells, "Hy! Forster" and sure enough it is Grossi swinging along with 
baggy pants and brief case. 

Rudely shattering my reverie a voice cuts through the ages in a tone that re- 
minds me of my Irish ancestors, "Bingo! Give me the third person plural present 
indicative of progredior." In a cheery voice unsuspecting Bill Miller queries, 
"Active or Passive?" and so let us leave him with Father Regan. 

Across my memory dance Wilkins and Plant, our enthusiastic standard- 
bearers of the C.Y.O. and eminent authorities on any social activity in town. 

Oh well! On with my reminiscing, for there is CuUan beckoning to me. He is 
pushed aside by meek-mannered Allen who asks me for another ticket on the 
Hockey Pool — a great gambler he was. A burst of laughter causes a little grin to 
come to my usually sober face, for there, appearing out of the dim past, are the 
south west corner occupants, Pickett, Murphy, Dennison and Boyle, a long row of 
intelligent faces from \vhom a continual buzz of activity arose. 

The foot-ball team with its representatives from our room, Poupore, Jacobs 
and McGovern, comes plunging through the darkness. Then the fighting Gaels of 
hockey. Murphy and McCauley, skate over the years and I feel a new thrill of 
pleasure from the remembrance of those fellows who kept the spsrting spirit alive. 

"Let's see some school spirit", I would holler, and the gang would slump into 
their seats buffled, and from McGovern a muffled roar would issue forth, to be 
echoed on the other side by Willie Armstrong, the tallest fellow in the class. I 
used to think there was nothing to compare with my speeches, but I eventually found 
out that my words just echoed around their heads and bounced out. Boland and 
Don Bennett were two fellows who had a yen for my speeches but I believe it was 
just a passing fancy. How I wish I could once more holler at them! 

I blow another ring of smoke to mingle with the other wreaths, and through the 
clouds of hazy smoke I picture Cookie's youthful blushing face; then the "big 
Anderson boy" ambles up and says, "Hello, Forster, where have you been all this 

"And that goes for me too, Denny kid!" yells husky Downs, side by side with 
Billy Green. 

The smoke is drifting away and 1 try to catch a last glimpse, a last picture 
of thirteen-two. Lalor laughingly waves good-bye; Daniels sinks into the darkness, 
and Bowyer and McCormick, arm in arm, drop out of sight, followed by the misty 
shape of Timmons. 

I shall never forget St. Michael's and St. Michael's will never forget you, 

"Good'hye thirteeti'two, 
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Grade XII 

(Section I) 

Four years ago, in 1936, most of us met for the first time in 1-A. The air of 
unfamiliarity soon disappeared; time passed quickly until final examinations peered 
at us with malign satisfaction. The teacher's apparent motto, "On ne passe pas", 
left many lying wounded on the field. However, after several depletions and 
several additions, we are here today in XII-1. 

We have one student who is very popular and particularly clever. That boy 
is deep-voiced, curly-haired Stan Hajdasz. Stan has almost always been our class 
president; he has led our form in marks since we first came here. He is known for 
his dramatic abilities, as is tall, handsome Hubert Coughlin. You will remember 
them both for their fine performances in "Room Service." Charlie Dobias's 
tendencies are more toward Music. He is a popular violinist in the College 
Orchestra; last summer he won the gold medal at the C.N.E. "open" for violin 
soloists. We predict a famous future for him. We have another Charlie with us, 
Charlie Cira. He is a candid camera artist — he turned up the other day with pic- 
tures of all the teachers. He had taken them all in class, unnoticed by the teachers 
and most of the pupils. 

XlI-1 is well represented in sports circles. On the High School football team 
Doug Ingram played a fine game, as did Emil Horvath who caught the forwards 
and gave the girls a thrill. With these two in the rugby team were "Vinnie" 
McNamara, "Ding-dong" Bell (Bell of the semaphore tackle), and Paul Greenhill. 
In hockey XII-1 has contributed such stars as Vince Gilkinson, who plays at school 
and for St. Helen's C.Y.O.; "Red" Ingram, whose brilliance on ice is only rivalled 
by the brilliance of his hair; Armand Durand, who was goalie for St. Vincent's 
C.Y.O. finalists last year; Billy Macdonald ("Squeak"), who even went so far as 
organizing a team in Forest Hill; and countless others, who infest every rink in 
town. Outside of football and hockey we are equally well represented. Vince 
Gilkinson plays lacrosse for St. Helen's C.Y.O. ; Julius Petrinec and "Buzz" 
Bozzato play excellent handball, as Fr. Dolan, their adversary in that sport, will 

Mike O'Brien is a fast-talking, excited Irishman. He is a persistent collector 
(not the "We Never Sleep" type) for the Missions, the Ordinandi fund, and what- 
ever comes up. Ed Piatt, the class president this year, has a manner of speech 
unexcelled everywhere. No one can argue with him: his protesting "Sir!", his 
intellectual accents, his undeniable wit, all these set the victim laughing before he 
can prove a point against Ed Piatt. The famous Mulhall cousins, Vernon 
("Junior") and Eugene ("Big Mulhall") seemi to have a system of never being at 
school together. When one is here, the other is at home. Near the back of the 
room sit two pals, Joe Attard and Laurent Lefrancois. Joe is an orator, and a good 
one, for last year he won first prize in the C.Y.O. contests. "Lanfranconi" always 
tells us about "the beauty I was out with last night." Don Lawlor is famous for 
being a ladies' man and for his vigorous imagination. Our silent men are Ken 
Sullivan, who now and then perks up for an argument; Duffy, a staid, conservative 
Irish lad, geneologist and handy-man of general knowledge; and Miller, an air- 
plane enthusiast. Paul Greenhill, who supplies much daily humour, says he is 
going to be a "barber in the Royal Hair Force." 

Such is XII- 1. Father Dolan always says of a promising boy, "I have great 
hopes for him." Well, we have great hopes for ourselves. May God grant that 
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Grade XII 

{Section 2) 

"Tho' much is taken, much abides; and tho* 
We are not now that strength which in old days 
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are." 

We cannot say that we speak in numbers for "that which we are, we are", and 
that goes for the whole twenty of us. 

You'll find us "at home" inside one of the many doorways that stud the east 
to west corridor of the first floor. Our members hardly need any formal intro- 
duction, but to those who possibly may not have miet us one and all, attend! 

For good-fellowship and efficiency along organization lines look up Bill Fean, 
our class president. With the able assistance of Gord Handrahan and Frank Weis, 
the mission society hums with industry. 

Our show man, of course, is that bundle of Italian energy and wit, Joe Moga- 
vero. No wonder we copped the half-holiday with inspiration like that right in 
our midst. 

A ready smile and the roguish twinkling of an eye are Joe Temple's chief 

We're sure there must be one in every class. Yes, we mean a poet. We hope 
this small excerpt will do no injustice to our own bard. Jack McTague. Of the 
longitudinal Paul Coughlin, he writes: 

"We have a man whose head scrapes the ceiling. 
It's Coughlin, and that's when he's kneeling." 

By the way, the same Paul proves to be "up there" when dad opens the report 

Whoops! we almost missed the diminutive Bill Harding. Don't blush like 
that. Bill! 

Rumour hath it that the Brown boys, Frank and Joe, are going to get kilts to 
match those shirts. 

"Gimme my boots and saddle," sings Cliff Nealon, "and lemme roam the 

Our representative in the sporting world, of course, is "Bill" Desilets. 

We wonder if Fred Hickey will finally succeed in wresting any vi'armth from 
that radiator. 

"There's nothing like a good friend" is the mutual sentiment of Paul Irish and 
Felix Fritz. 

Ed McKay finds that 8.30 study isn't such a bad thing after all. 

"Why must there be such things as "cum" clauses with the subjunctive?" 
(Joe Carter). 

"Just give me a gallon of gas", says Dick ("Lucky") Stedman, "and that bus'll 
talk for you." 

Joe Healy has been so quiet we almost passed him by. Say "hello" to the 
folks, Joe. 

Thus ends the survey of our members one and all. But before we leave you, 
gather round once more and meet those guides of our educational destiny, those 
to whom we owe a debt of deepest gratitude for what they achieve in teaching us, 
in the words of our school motto, "goodness, discipline, and knowledge." 

If we are in search of new "angles". Father John Mclntyre is the man to see. 
Mr. Faught is always a willing exponent of the values of that elusive "X". Our 
native tongue lives and makes live with Fr. O'Leary to give it inspiration. And 
who is it that gives us that "bon esprit des Fran<;ais"? Why, it is Father Warren of 
course. For digging up the past Mr. Flanagan takes the laurels. And our own 
home-room teacher, Mr. Hanrahan, just dotes on nasty Latin, tense synopses and 
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One room in St. Michael's College School holds a few of the future greats of 
history, leaders of the next generation and the hope of our civilization. To fully 
appreciate these gentle genii one must take a peek into our home-room situated 
somewhere above Bay Street. 

Attracted by the noise many have come to visit us. They catne to laugh, but 
remained to admire. Everyone is welcomed by the ever-gracious Bob Hurley 
who accepted the aid of Wes Sumner, and together they point out the notables to 
our many visitors. To the proud and serious members of the other grades they 
would exhibit such intellectuals as Jerry Midghall and John Maloney. The 
Freshmen were always entertained by the clever antics of such talented young men 
as Alex Campbell, Bill Lundy and Mel FuUerton. 

During the Football Season many Sons of XII-3 distinguished themselves by 
their valiant efforts in behalf of S.M.C. Roland Mclsaac, a newcomer, played 
brilliantly, as did Joe Cleary, Joe Crothers and Bob Hurley. XII-3 has also been 
very generous in her contribution to the Buzzers, St. Michael's entry in the O.H.A. 
Captain Joe Cleary has been sensational in the net. Frank "the mite" White and 
Farrell Gallagher have been playing grand hockey on the forward line. "Clap- 
em-down" Crothers has given Joe Cleary good protection, even if his methods do 
not meet with approval from the officials. Ernie Midghall and Jack Ferguson 
were alternates and, whenever they played, always gave their best. In the field of 
speed we can pit against the field Earl Longarini in his flashy Ford, John Murphy 
on the stairs, Frank Sevigny on roller skates. Earl Koster in "going to sleep" and 
Basil Faught in "just walkin' ". 

Among our contributions to the social elite are the renowned Frank Wiertz and 
Paul Morrison. To provide variety on our ship of learning we have Austin O'Boyle 
and Robert Gravelle. Every good ship must carry ballast, so we have provided 
ourselves with John Peak and Joseph Regan whose cherubic plumpness has 
lightened the halls of study with many a ray of sunshine. 

Our ship, which has carried us through the year, was constructed by the 
master craftsman Father O'Leary, who now so quietly and judiciously guides our 
way. Under the influence of Fr. Whelan we have sailed along with comparative 
ease through the ages of long ago. Other beneficent pedagogues dearly beloved 
by this happy band of scholars are Father Warren and Mr. Record. 

For us only one sorrow overshadows this school year — the coming of Summer 

To all of our Twelfth Grade teachers we express our gratitude; to next year's 
thirteenth grade teachers we hereby hurl a warning. 










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Grade XI 

{Section I) 

From the standpoint of honours in studies, prominence in athletics, and 
interest in general activities, XI- 1 ranks high among the classes of the school. Most 
of us have been together during the two previous years, when we brought renown to 
the classes of IX-1 and X-1 successively, but this year our prestige is enhanced by 
additions from across Canada. Jack Fraser hails from Kirkland Lake; Jack 
Ferguson, of Junior B hockey fame, from Windsor; while Norman Eversfield 
comies from far off Vancouver. Jean Marois, popular goalie for the Midgets, is our 
real French boy from Old Quebec. From not so far afield comes another remark- 
able pair, Bill Grell and Paul McRae; Bill is known for having opinions of his own, 
while Paul does the talking for the twain. Charles Doherty joined us from X-2 
with his vocabulary full of big words, but with no appendix. 

Wallace "Flash" Finley and Leonard Casciato are our gold medalists. Leonard 
won it in First year, and Wallace in Second. We are all trying to win it this year. 
Aside from studies, Leonard operates the motion picture machine for the school 
and carries on private research in all fields of science; while "Flash" plays hockey 
for the Midgets in T.H.L., and is an active treasurer for the missions. 

Paul McLean, another of the long line of McLeans, and George Dodd, played 
on the Senior Rugby team and on the Midget puck squad. Melville Shand and 
Hubert Teolis amazed and annoyed Mr. Sheedy in House League Rugby. Bill 
"One-ton" McTague is one of our handball fiends, as well as an expert with the 
camera — (ask him to show you his classroom photos). Hugh "Three Star" Foley — 
academic, rugby and hockey star — is puck-chasing for the Bantams; while gentle 
Bob White was not so gentle in House League rugby or hockey. 

Norman "Tell us a story Father" Lingeman is the wise-cracker of the class, 
but always seems to make the right crack at the wrong time. 

Jerry Midghall is our champion heckler and a crooner as well. Hubert Teolis 
seems lost this year without a wall or post to lean against, but manages to keep John 
Devaney, our budding journalist, under control. Frank Wilson, Frank Cunerty 
and Anthony Balaban are usually quiet fellows but seem to have their troubles 
with Matt "Tough Guy" Nealon. Tom "Romeo" CuUen spends most of his time 
keeping an eye on Norm Lingeman and waiting for the three-fifteen bell. When 
David Roche stands up to say anything. Hub Higgins can be counted on to argue 
him down. 

Gerald Murphy and Grant Meyers can usually be found somewhere together, 
but never in an argument. Burke Seitz, aside froni witticisms, and the school 
band, found time to be elected class president. 

But with all this array of talent in fields of scholarship, athletics, and good 
humour, XI- 1 will probably go down in history as the class that originated the 
Basic French Club. Desmond Fitzgerald is the president, and a perfect executive. 
Don Finley is advertising manager and former editor of the now defunct paper. 
Steve Hajdasz is the noted treasurer. Smiling Don is also librarian for the Science 
Club, as well as one of the most popular boys around the school; while Steve is 
better known as "Sasha" from his star role in the play "Room Service". Wallace 
"Christine" Piatt had a leading part in the same play. Another actor of note is 
Erskine Lamer, a star "villain" in the play, "Curse you, Jack Dalton." 

Active in Sport, diligent in Work, faithful Knights of the Blessed Sacrament, 
showing an active interest in many fields — Basic French Club, Camera Club, Science 
Club, Dramatics, Public Speaking — eager in their support of the Missions, and at 
the same time displaying a good sense of humour: such are the boys of XI-1 of 
1939-40 and I'm mighty glad to be one of them. 







Grade XI 

(Section 2) 

We are the boys of Eleven-two 
Who now before you pass in review. 

We warn you though, and say again, 
It may cause you no end of pain. 

For here conies our mischief makers three 
FuUerton, Grignon and Jerry Coffey. 

Following hard, though bright and cheery, 
Are the serious minded Boland and Vetere. 

Next with noise, gusto and pomp 
Goes "Shanky" Shanahan in his awkward romp. 

Here are our hockey stars, you know 
Gregoire, Walsh, Hickey and Labraico. 
Passing now is our mission president 

Ryan, the executive without any precedent. 
And say, here's our friend Charlie Fong 
Who's bringing fame to his home Hong Kong. 

Then with tongues so glib and witty. 
Are Levick and Walker singing a ditty. 

There's Lundy whose chatter does beguile 
All teachers, and forces them to smile. 

Why there's Byrnes who in parliamentary session 
Will try to dispense any depression. 

McLaughlin and Shaughnessy now trip by, 
'Though strangers we hold them esteemingly high. 
Then comes "Wee" Duggan who's quite a card. 
His conduct record is never marred. 

Here is Hauseman; we call him "Hausie" 
You must admit his jokes are terrible! 
Here too is a fellow "Windy" O'Neil, 

Quite well known for his spiel. 

Following him, absorbed in history, 
Is O'Connor our man of mystery. 

This is Cahill, and that McNamara, 
Together they form a startling pair-a. 
There goes Yewish, who is a poet 
Even though his hair doesn't show it. 

Ah! There is our man! Our pride and joy; 
Big Bill Klersey, what a boy! 

Lastly, who passes but Mr. Carter 
Proudly displaying his teacher's charter. 

He is our friend, our class advisor 
We can prove that he's no miser. 

And so we leave you dear, dear friend 
We are afraid this is the end. 








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In a corner of the building 

Is our cosy little room, 

Nothing much to look at, 

But far from full of gloom. 

All of us are reg'Iar fellers, 

As Mr. Sheedy will admit. 

But when someone gets an answer right 

The teacher takes a fit. 

We don't think we're the brightest 

Of the students in our year; 

Though our heads are of the lightest, 

We make all the teachers fear. 

Paul McGovern is the tallest 

That the room has ever seen. 

And Morgan is the smallest 

Of those who always dream. 

In the corners we have experts 

Who whisper all the day. 

Till some teacher now and then asserts 

That Crime will never pay. 

From the Rich Man to the Parson 

We have men of wide acclaim; 

None of us are very brilliant. 

But Malins brings us fame. 

The wall boys are the leaders 

Of a gang that never sleeps; 

Cryer seems to suit his name 

While the Ross boys act like Jeeps. 

Sullivan never comes on time 

For any of the classes — 

Perhaps he needs a heavier fine 

Or a bigger pair of glasses. 

Balfour is always thinking 

Of pilots and their planes; 

Stempien always tries to shout 

That Heyword gives him pains. 

Stack and Strath give all a smile 

For the work they were to show, 

But when teacher says to stay awhile 

They always have to go. 

McDonough always loves to tell 

Of things that are not funny; 

Often he is hit by chalk. 

Or forfeits over money. 

McCarthy always plays a lot 

With balloons that look so odd. 

That once a teacher noticed them — 

Mac almost hit the sod. 

These are just a few remarks 

About those who lead the mobs; 

We aren't so good when it comes to marks, 

But we try to do our jobs. 









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"Sail on, Sail on, Sail on and on" — Columbus. 

It is the year 1940. Far out on Study Ocean lie a number of black specks. 
As we come closer, we see that these specks are large boats. Far to the front of 
this fleet of ships lies one which appears to be outsailing all the rest. This is the 
good ship, X-1. 

This ship is, of course, manned by its own crew, although it has taken on 
pilots in the shape of teachers in order to guide it around dangerous shoals and 
through narrow passages. Mr. Fischette is its main pilot, being the Home-room 
teacher. Under his guidance the crew has no fear of storms or rocky coasts. 


At the helm of our ship, X-1, stands Claude Flood, the President of the class 
and also of the Mission Society. He is, therefore, well equipped to steer the ship. 
His four mates are Bill O'Leary, Bill Young, Jerry Stangret and Ken Wilson who 
lead the rest of the members in scholastic standing. The chief steward is Gregory 
Clancy who comes next in intellectual achievement. Our chief engineers are Don 
Tanner and Michael Kirby who have a great knowledge of things mathematical. 
The latter is also a first rate figure skater. Our stokers are Paul Brady and Richard 
Anderson — always quiet, but perhaps the best workers on the ship. Jack and Paul 
Howley, who are brothers, are the lookouts, having demonstrated their far- 
sightedness on more than one occasion. 


Don Goudy was chosen athletic instructor of the ship because of his technical 
knowledge of jiu-jitsu. Frank Redican, genius of amusement, supplies most of the 
comedy, ably assisted by the suave Douglas Atkinson, tiny Anthony Scolaro and 
nonchalant Bob O'Boyle. 

On board ship are many members of the newly organized St. Michael's Band. 
Some of these versatile associates are James Crowley, James Kinney and Joe 
DeGrandis who play the cornet; Archie Parker, the astronomer, who amuses himself 
with the French horn; Wallace Mildon and Pat Nichols who play altos. Various 
other instruments are in the capable hands of Pat Partland, Jerry Stangret, Bill 
Young and Bill O'Leary. 


Unlike Columbus, the good ship, X-1, has some famous passengers aboard, 
being distinguished in many fields of endeavour. Among these is Anthony 
(Senator Blake) Amodeo who performed brilliantly in "Room Service." Then 
there are some members of the champion house-league rugby teams, namely, 
Joe Marzalik, Bill Conway, John Wilson, Jerry O'Gorman and the debonair 
Bernard Roach. We have on board also two outstanding scorers in the junior 
rugby league and these are the diminutive Frank Vaclavek and the more diminutive 
Denis McBride. And now, we come to the authority of sportdom, the fierce 
champion of the tame Detroit Red Wings — our own Jim Enright. 

Finally, among our passengers, there is a group about whom we would like to 
make a prophecy. Looking into the future, we see Jim Bowie bashfully addressing 
a group of leading chemists; Jack Harper stubbornly insisting that his company 
sells nothing but the best; Jack O'Connor a famous physician; Jack Butler arguing 
with one of his clerks on his lack of precision; Jim Bennett a noted lawyer; Bob 
Hawkins an efficiency expert; Basil Hastings a hard working ecclesiastic; and 
Claude Phelan arriving late at his office. 






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In a bright room on the third floor is situated X-2, one of the finest classes in 
the school. The room itself is very simple, and the only thing that stands out is 
the shrine to Our Lady of Perpetual Help. It is only correct to say that the mem- 
bers of this notable class are a group of grand fellows; thence our theme song, 
"One for all and all for one." 

Avoiding any further particulars, permit me to introduce you to a few of the 
gang. Such young gentlemen as Ray Midghall, John Bennett and John Egsgard 
are the sources of knowledge and light of the class proper. But even they do not 
dim the learning that comes from the silent and studious figure of Joseph Nail. 
Although Frank Healy and Basil Gregoire ("Squirt") are not in this class they 
nevertheless add very much to it. 

X-2 has produced many outstanding athletes. Our gridiron stars were Jerry 
Hickey, Jerry Orsini and Murray Sullivan. "Sur la glace" there are such lights as 
Jim Sweeney, Maurice Sadler, Hugh Morris, and with them almost everybody else 
in the class. Handball has our representative in Stanley Matus, while fine tennis 
indicates Hugh Piatt who wields the racket most dexterously. With summer on 
the not far distant horizon, "Scarlet" Sullivan is preparing to go behind the plate 
and catch some of Joe Solarski's fast balls. 

Patrick Monahan, wit of X-2, keeps the class perpetually in roars of laughter — 
sometimes irking the teacher, sometimes not. Jim Wrightman also adds a little pep 
to the not over-serene atmosphere of the class. Fred Cockburn is the image of a 
politician. His nervous habit of rubbing his hands together rather accents this. 
You almost expect to see him present you with a cigar, clap you on the back and 
say "Nice weather — Eh, old chap?" Bill Kidd, an emigrant from Montreal, rivals 
John Smith in his fluency with the French language. 

The band has received from our group such notables as Mike McGrath, Ken 
Nealon, Alan Tierney, with many others. They are some of its master minds and 
master blowers. Each of the confusing Hall twins claims that he did the right 
work, while his brother did the wrong part; neither will "take the rap" for that 
which is left undone. John Grube, a whiz at wisecracks, is ably assisted by Albert 
Viola and George Parker. Jim McCool and Dermott CuUen play at the noble art 
of aeronautics. It is even rumoured that they have invented a plane that flies in 

Frank "Mac" McLaughlin is forever being called from his nap. His long and 
capable arm reaches out and unlocks the door while his outstretched foot gives it 
a gentle push. And that is some feat! His bosom companion "Bubs" Harding, 
being president of the English club, is forced to stay awake at the Wednesday meet- 
ing. Orlando Morales, all the way from Colombia, South America, is mastering 
"this strange English." Finally, Alan Levey, the cheery, rotund bell-ringer, joins 
us in saying — "Au revoir." 





Grade X 

(Section 3) 

X-3 lurks across the hall from Father McCorkell's office. Whenever Father 
McCorkell is baffled by presidential problems, he calls in X-3's class president, Bruce 
McDougall, for a conference. Bruce draws well and occasionally edits a radical 
newspaper, the Blab and Trash. X-3 has the peculiar distinction of having a per- 
sonality for every corner. Walsh of the mighty bat, Walsh whose bullet passes 
won the Senior House League football series, occupies one rear corner. Opposite 
him sits Gallagher, a man of brawn, who slumbers like a mighty mountain, his 
power in leash. 

Black, the sceptic, and keeper of the chalk, fills a seat in the front. It is well 
known that he solved the problem of Santa Claus at the age of five. In the remiain- 
ing corner sits Nichols. Stan is a youth of wide experience, always willing to aid 
the teachers by his personal reminiscences. Corrigan, lover of poetry and romance, 
always retains a calm attitude in the face of questions. He is one of Father Riley's 
most promising students. 

Then there is Mayhue, man of mystery, especially in the mornings. He backs 
"Fine Cut" to the hilt. Bob Ives, our theorem demon, claims that one does not 
know everyone else in St. Catherine's and that it is the best lacrosse town in the 
country. Frank Milligan contests this bitterly. He goes to the mat for Orillia 
Terriers. Downing is our silent man who releases inhibitions via the School band. 
He wielded a handsome hammer with the stage crew of "Room Service." 

Ellis is another musician, with a penchant for raising difficult problems in 
class. Once many years ago he denied that a triangle has three sides. Jim 
Blastorah is one of our best athletes, his track ability having won for him several 
weeks of training at the Ontario Athletic Commission Camp. He is X-3's swing 
pianist. Handsome Jack Enright, whose curly hair is envied by the rest of the 
class, is a man of many troubles. He loves to shift about the room. 

One of our wits is William "Ace" O'Brien. He is particularly excellent in the 
French period. Barry Sullivan is quiet and usually has his work done. His play- 
ing on the midget team promises him a future berth as goalie on the Buzzers in a 
few years. 

Hannivan, another silent young man, is famous for his blush. But it does 
not prevent his being one of the leading students in the class. Nick Cowan, a good 
student, and a fine artist, helped publicize the school's production of "Room 
Service." At present he is our representative on the Mission Society. 

Kidd is our brain. He is the only one who really understands Father Diemer's 
French jokes, and always laughs at the right moment. Walker is another dynamic 
individual, who sees that X-3 does its share towards helping the School missionary 
society. Jim Coburn claims that Agincourt hockey is far tougher than the brand 
played in Toronto, and that anyone wearing pads where he comes from would be 
labelled a sissy. To prove this he opens the windows at least three times a period. 

And the last two are Adam and O'Hearne. We mention them last because 
they are our leading contenders for the late comer's crown. Adam, a man of 
infinite variety of excuse when called on for homework, denies vigorously that his 
father helps him with geometry. O'Hearne is one of our fighting Irish. He was 
one of the best tacklers in the Senior House League last fall, and is one of our pros- 
pects for future high school teams. 

X-3 is a small class, but we feel sure that it's contributed a good share to the 
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Grade IX 

(Section 1) 

'Twas a meek crowd of boys who trudged their way up to the third floor last 
September. However, it wasn't long before they made themselves at home and 
lost somewhat of their meekness. To this Father O'Leary will readily attest. 
Without seeming to boast, we of IX- 1 are a pretty fine crowd of lads. If you don't 
believe me ask Father Diemer, our Home-Room teacher. Before you ask him, I 
make this one request: Please ask him when he is in good humor. 

For us high school was new. That we have survived the warming up exercises 
bids fair to successful years in the future. We come from various parishes, but 
thanks to Father Riley, we were welded together into an homogeneous whole. IX-1 
is our class and we are behind it to a man. We are not narrow nor clannish. 
There are activities that bring us in contact with the whole school and these serve 
to broaden our views, making us realize that we are just a cog in that great wheel 
which is St. Michael's College School. Humbly do we confess, however, that we 
are a very important cog. 

Oh yes! it was to have our thirst for knowledge slaked that brought us here. 
Indeed, many there are in our midst who have drunk deep of the crystal waters. 
Robert Macdonald seems to have a firm grip on the top rung of the ladder. He 
needs must be wary, for Bernard Wilson is crowding him closely. Neither one 
better loosen his grip for Frank Haller, Ted Manning, William O'Grady and Pat 
Reynolds may yet unhorse them. Mr. Timmons says they are all comers. 

What! are there no athletes among the crowd? Sit tight and get a load of this. 
Mai Fryer, Gerard Hector, Jack EUard, Harry Tryhorn, Billie Rogers and Jack 
MacKenzie were members of the famous Argos. In hockey we have material that 
Conny Smythe can well afford to take a gander at — Joe Lehman, Jack Lingeman, 
Pat Powers, Frank O'Grady and Doug McGillivray are bulwarks on defence. Tom 
McConvey "rests" in class so that he can have lots of energy on the ice. The 
referees have him spotted as the "bad man" of hockey. Among the smaller boys 
who are hockey stars, there are Ray Nealon, Frank Downs, Joe Kelly, John Shelton, 
Clare Sullivan and that superb net-minder, John Morrison. They tell me that 
Tom Tuck, our class president, is a great baseball player. Others, whom we 
expect to star on the sandlots are John Robinson, Paul Breen, Bob Williams, and 
Philip White. Phil should be a second "Gabby" Hartnett. 

IX-1 has its Al Smith, but he doesn't wear a brown derby. Tom Purvis will, 
if the war lasts long enough, add his constructive genius to the R.C.A.F. Already 
he knows all about airplanes. John Clune, our only red haired youth, adds color 
to the class in more ways than one. We all want to know why Jack Gibson has so 
many books to carry home. I wonder if they are all his? Frank Johnson can ride 
a horse and, as well, is gradually mastering the art of self defence. Batavia, N.Y. has 
given Mr. Doris his star pupil, Howard Sweet. They say he intends being a stage 
producer. Already he has signed Daniel McCarthy as his leading man. 

Macdonald is our quota in the band. The Mission Society has our 
representatives John Ryan is the fee collector and John Robson can track down 
stamps or Catholic literature like a G-man. Alvin Hutchinson, our Peterborough 
import, is Mr. Crowley's best exponent of oratorical skill when he makes mission 
appeals to the class. 

We have no dull moments due to our infinite variety. Many more things 
could be said that would be of interest. Forgive me for not having done justice to 
so noble a class. We carry on with the hopes that next year we shall all return as 
members of second year. 

I as proof-reader, add this note about the author, Ted McLean: he is an all- 
round boy, a good student and a fine athlete, determined to carry on the traditions 
of his brothers before him. EDWARD MICHAEL McLEAN. 


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{Section 2) 

"The days which make us happy, make us wise". If this is not evident to you 
from our picture, knock gently at lX-2 some day and see for yourself; our form- 
teacher, Mr. Purcell, will give you a welcome reception. To supplement the work 
of the camera, we will give you a pen-picture of our cast. 

Shortly after the beginning of the year an unanimous vote elected Gerald Dewan 
as our class-president and Maurice MacKintosh, vice-president. 

Nine-two boasts of having the tallest and the smallest boys in ninth grade, 
namely Robert Wilson and Roy Drimmie. 

Our five cornet players, William Gilkinson, Roy Drimmie, Joseph McNeil, 
William Dimma, Richard Queneville, and our lone trombonist John Duffy are, 
according to Mr. Borre, accomplishing excellent results in St. Michael's Band. 
While in the musical vein we must mention James Scrimes, our lone tenor, John 
Clancy, our harmonica player, William O'Reilly, our guitarist, John Sullivan and 
Peter Beck, our famous pianists. 

We have a great many stars, shining more or less brightly on the campus. 
Our hockey players, Michael Brown, Edward Glynn, Murry Gibbs, William 
Gilkinson, Maurice MacKintosh, Bruce Gallagher, Patrick Ledger and our ever 
reliant defenseman Fred Levick are the most prominent. Our summer sport, 
baseball, is one of the most fascinating games enjoyed and played by Martin O'Leary, 
Allan Pollock, Edward Willows, John Sullivan, William Dimma, Joseph McNeil 
and Peter Beck. William O'Reilly and Blain Covert are our two skiers and also 
lovers of ice and snow. 

The Boy Scouts were organized by our able patrol leader Howard Cash with 
John Frezell second in patrol; both are hard-working and independent boys. 
Michael Ritchie, Roy Mitchell, Richard Queneville and Sam O'Hara are just a 
few of the world's Boy Scouts. These boys are taught to be helpful and kind in 
many ways which this world needs. 

Hobbies, which are so numerous that 1 can mention only a fe^v, are among 
our most interesting pastimes. Aeroplane building is one of our most popular 
hobbies. Some of the boys who construct them are Robert Burns, Bernard 
Blagdon and Roy Morris. These boys have built many aeroplanes in their idle 
moments. Seager, a quiet fellow, has his most fascinating hobby of fretwork. Last 
of all, coin-collecting, done by intelligent Gordon Stinson, is a hobby requiring 
much research. 

This is only a short history of our class; now it must end. 






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{Section 3) 

On September 6, 1939, Father Sheridan received us into IX-3, our appointed 
class room. Here for several terms we have been sipping from the cup of know- 
ledge, a cup carefully kept full by Father Sheridan, Father Riley, Mr. Timmins, Mr. 
Purcell, and several others. As we had anticipated, the first days of school were 
new and strange; but when we looked around and discovered each other, many 
new friends were found. Realizing the importance of discipline and devotion, 
we adopted as our class motto, "Work well, pray well, and play well." We have 
followed this rather successfully, even though at times we mix it up, and play well 
when we should be working. The result is a little noise. 

We lost no time in electing our class officers. For president we chose tall, 
smiling Ted McLaughlin; for vice-president, Gerald Murphy; and for councillors, 
Joseph Voyde, Thomas Newberry and John Sauve. September 20 was a day long to 
be remembered — we were received into the Junior Sodality of the Blessed Virgin, 
and into the Knights of the Blessed Sacrament. The fall also brought IX-3 to the 
gridiron. Tom Newberry, Pete D'Agostino, Paul Kane, Ted McLaughlin and the 
whole team played fine football. We are just as well represented in hockey and 
other sports. 

A word about a few class members would be in order. To the admiration of 
all, Polish Stan Zeglen led the class in the First Quarter exams with an average of 
92. Stan, as well as being one of the smallest and smartest among us, is well liked 
by all his classmates. Others also are gifted intellectually: such boys are Frank 
Aprile, a star in R.K.; quiet, unassuming Joseph Voyde from Newfoundland; John 
Cartright from St. Francis' Parish in Toronto; and many others. Paul Kane, from 
St. Anthony's Parish is an industrious boy at home and abroad, a fine fellow and a 
fine hockey player. Louie Bardwell is a humourist in class and a "swinette" player 
in the High School Band. He has a friend in little Michael George. It's a point 
of doubt whether Mikey can beat up Louie or not. A pal of them both is John 
Hartt. Reginald Power is a tall, pleasant fellow from North Toronto. 

We have many others, but their qualities are too many to write down. It is our 
sincere hope that we shall all be together at St. Michael's in years to come, and that 
we shall not forget each other, even after school days. 






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The Commercial class of St. Michael's is not a large class. It is, in fact very 
small, the smallest in the school. But the lack of numbers is more than com- 
pensated by the abundance of variety presented by its members. It is not sufficient 
to say that no two of them are alike. It is nearer to the truth to say that no one of 
them is the same at any two points of time. In Commercial, the individual is 
really that. 

And now would you like to meet the members? Fine! We will take them 
alphabetically and the first man we meet is Bourke. His aspirations in baseball are 
proving no incentive for commercial work. He probably intends to hire a business 
manager. Edick, the tall boy with the pleasant smile, is next. One day of school 
goes a long way with him. Flanagan, five-foot five of sunshine and wise-cracks; 
just a breath of the "ould sod, begorra"; Gagnon, far from his native Montreal, com- 
bines the pugnacity of the heavyweight with the bulk of the flyweight. Hitting the 
wrong key is the only thing that can stir the composure of Gibson. Lachance on 
the other hand, is seldom if ever composed. All movable parts are generally 
moving. McLean is the one man in the world who can rival Thurston's disappear- 
ing act. "Here today, so why come tomorrow" is his theme song. 

A tall stranger with wavy hair, McDonald had no trouble in becoming one 
of the bunch. He saw an open door, walked in and belonged. Myrand, blonde 
and French, has all the love of his countrymen, song, and especially the dance. 
Dempster who attended E.Y.C.I. until last January has the reputation of a "skipper"; 
that's what they say. Peters, silent and inscrutable, remains sphinx-like even 
when beset by questions. And with Egli the vanguard has arrived. Debonair, 
imaginative, always a gentleman, none more capable than this roving soul to con- 
clude this illustrious company. 

There are a lot of things to learn in Commercial and all necessary to the fellow 
who hopes to make his living in the business world. The wail of high school 
student: "What good is this subject to me?" has no place here. Bookkeeping, short- 
hand, typing, arithmetic, law, are all necessary and all will be used. No time is 
wasted on theory, hard practical facts are the issue at all times. 

Nor do the studies take up all the time in Commercial. No class has given 
more members to the teams battling for St. Michael's on ice or turf. Look them over 
and you will find a large percentage of the doughtiest warriors have claimed 
Commercial as their home room. 

And now to conclude. To those with whom we have shared much of our 
waking time during the past year we extend sincere hopes for a good and prosperous 
future. To those who will follow us into Commercial, an exhortation to get all they 
can out of the course during their stay there. It will require an effort, but everything 
worth while does. 



















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Roy D'Agostine. 
William Breen. 
William Doyle. 
Adrian Egan. 
Edward Hannan. 
Thomas Jacob. 
Anthony Kelly. 
William O'Brien. 
Allan O'Gorman. 
Russell Pendergast. 
Edward Shuba. 
John Sullivan. 
Vincent Brady. 
Patrick Cahill. 
Paul Coughlin. 
Paul Duffy. 
Robert Gravelle. 
Gordon Handrahan. 
James Hawkins. 
Emil Horvath. 
David Miller. 
John Moloney. 
Michael O'Brien. 
Anthony Balaban. 
John Balfour. 
Philip Cryer. 
Thomas Cullen. 
Francis Cunerty. 
George Dodd. 
Charles Doherty. 
Paul Duggan. 
Walter Gilmartin. 
Gerald Gregoire. 
Thomas Grignon. 
Francis Hickey. 
Joseph Lachapelle. 
Lawrence Lamantia. 
Harold Levick. 
Norman Lingeman. 
Bernard Lobraico. 

James Mclsaac. 
Paul McLean. 
Patrick McNamara. 
Paul McRae. 
William Metcalfe. 
Joseph Meyers. 
John Midghall. 
Thomas O'Neill. 
David Roche. 
John Ross. 
Walter Ross. 
Paul Runnels. 
Arthur St. Laurent. 
Burke Seitz. 
Norman Vetere. 
Joseph Ward. 
Joseph Agius. 
Richard Anderson. 
James Bennett. 
James Bowie. 
Dermott Cullen. 
Defindy DeGrandis. 
Eddie Doran. 
Norbert Downing. 
Richard Ellis. 
James Enright. 
Donald Goudy. 
Basil Gregoire. 
Norman Hannivan. 
John Harper. 
Robert Hawkins. 
Joseph Marzalik. 
Stanley Matus. 
Patrick Monahan. 
Denis McBride. 
James McCool. 
Francis McLaughlin. 
Joseph Nail. 
Patrick Nichols. 

William O'Brien. 
John O'Connor. 
Maurice Sadler. 
John Smith. 
Joseph Solarski. 
Frank Vaclavek. 
Joseph Walker. 
James Wightman. 
Bernard Blagdon. 
Frank Bodogh. 
Michael Brown. 
Peter D'Agostino. 
John Frezell. 
John Gibson. 
William Gilkinson. 
Francis Johnson. 
Jack Lingeman. 
Rowan MacDonald. 
John MacNeill. 
Daniel McCarthy. 
Charles McGillivray. 
Edward McLaughlin. 
Roy Mitchell. 
Jack Morrison. 
Gerald Murphy. 
Raymond Nealon. 
Thomas Newberry. 
William O'Reilly. 
Norbert Powers. 
Michael Ritchie. 
William Rogers. 
John Ryan. 
Joseph Sadler. 
Albert Smith. 
John Sullivan. 
Howard Sweet. 
Philip White. 
Robert Wilson. 
Louis Peters. 


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The Senior Sodality of The Blessed Virgin Mary 

In the soft lambent glow of fluctuating candles, the ranks of the Knights of 
Mary were amplified by the reception of gallant young men, pledging the spiritual 
loyalty and chivalry of their forefathers, undertaking to cherish and guard the 
emblem entrusted to them, and to wear forever the colours of Our Lady across their 
splendent armour; over their unbeguiled, untarnished souls. 

The sermon that was preached by Father V. I. Mclntyre disclosed the society's 
origin; namely, at Rome. Permission was granted to Saint Michael's College to 
accredit new members, both from the Arts and High School branches. It has long 
since been traditional, in that evidence had been displayed by past graduates who 
had nurtured a tender filial devotion to the Virgin Mary. 

The trend of the Sodality is to aspire to a higher atmosphere of spiritual guidance 
and to enshrine a reverent veneration for Our Blessed Lady by submitting to be 
her servants, her supplicants, her children. The postulant's allegiance is, in the 
words of Saint Francis de Sales, begging the Mother of God to receive them into 
the voluminous folds of her intercession, beseeching her succour, and promising 
never to offend her Divine Son by malicious thought, word or deed. 

With such inborn characteristics on their shields and breast-plates, these 
youths will face the world with all its havoc, disillusions and false principles. May 
they remember to say: 'Think of mie My Dearest Mother and desert me not at the 
hour of my death." E. SHUBA. 


F. Milligan (Sacristan), W. O'Grady (Vicp-presidont). Rev. R. Dii-mcT (Director). 
H. Piatt (Sccrptary). G. Clancy (Prefect). 

The Junior Sodality of The Blessed Virgin Mary 

Be there one institution in St. Michael's College School that is revered above 
all others, it is the Sodality of The Blessed Virgin. While all other confraternities 
have as their chief end a single pious devotion or exercise, a single work of love of 
God or of one's neighbour, the peculiar aim of the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin 
Mary is, by means of the true veneration of the Blessed Virgin, to build up and renew 
the whole inner man in order to render him capable of and zealous for all works of 
spiritual love and charity. The entire tendency of this society serves to make the 
members noble, moral human beings, who, with the aid of the Blessed Virgin, lead 
others to Christ. 

Holy Mother Church expects us, as members of the Sodality, to be exemplary 
Catholics, by cultivating in us that fervour of the interior life that will overflow 
of its own vigour and zeal in exterior good works. In our weekly instructions we 
are taught to overcome the inertia and apathy which are only too common in 
regard to the supernatural, and to think much of others and little of our own selfish 
interests; in a word, to conquer the most stubborn obstacles that withstand the 
influence of Christian love and the Catholic spirit. GREGORY CLANCY. 





Shortly after school began, we had our annual Retreat, terminating on the 
Feast of Saint Michael. Our Retreat Master this year was the Rev. M. J. Watley 
of Syracuse, New York. Father Watley is a very well known speaker throughout 
New York due to his weekly radio sermons on the Syracuse Catholic Hour. He 
has also directed radio plays, the most successful one being last year's perform- 
ance of the Passion Play. Father Watley's activities extend over a rather wide 
field, since he is also Director of the Propagation of the Faith for the Syracuse 
Diocese as well as head of the Catholic Students' Mission Crusade. 

From the very beginning of our Retreat, we were struck by Father Watley's 
forceful sincerity. From then on, he had our complete attention. We can almost 
hear his very words: "A Retreat is not something cowardly. Rather, it takes 
courage to retreat from sin and temptations to sin." In his conferences, he 
stressed, by means of interesting examples, the manliness of receiving the 
sacraments, praying for guidance in the all-important matter of choosing our 
vocation in life, the avoidance of occasions to sin, and especially the cultivation 
of the virtue of holy purity by having an ever increasing devotion to our 
Blessed Lady. 

Father Watley did his work well; for he has left us with a lasting determination 
to do our work well too. His influence among us will be felt for a long time to 
come — the influence of a holy priest of God. We thank him most sincerely. May 
God bless him! 











UAt:iC ROW— S. H.ijdasz. W. Miller, A. Bozzato. B. Lobraico. P. McGovern, W. Kenn, E. Longarini, R. Shanahan. K. Wcis. 
MIDDLE ROW -VV. Brecn, D. Forster. L. McGradv. Rev. J. Warren, F. Bennett, E. Shuba, R. Mclsaac. 
FRONT ROW— M, O'Brien, A. Stack. W. Piatt, A. kellv, J. Lachance. 

The Mission Society 

The Mission Society is an important part of the SodaHty of the Blessed Virgin. 
The purpose of the Society is to interest the students in the missions and their needs. 
If we are mission-minded today, we shall be mission-minded tomorrow, ever- 
ready to answer the pleas of the missionaries. 

The most important duty of the Society is to foster prayer for the missions. To 
this end is devoted the daily Holy Hour. The Society also helps the missions 
materially. Each class devises methods of getting money, Catholic magazines and 
religious articles. These things go for the most part to the Western and Texas 

In the Canadian West many have lost the Faith because of the lack of churches 
and the privations of poverty. These people have drifted into indifference and 
into the prosperity-promising "isms". The missionaries need help to bring the 
faith to these unfortunates. In Southern Texas the Basilian fathers labour among 
the Mexican refugees who have been driven from their homes by religious perse- 
cution. These people who have been without priests and churches for many years 
are at last receiving the sacraments. We hope to help them with prayers and alms, 
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The Public Speaking Club 

In the usual speech situations, at home, at school and among friends, boys gen- 
erally say clearly, and emphatically, if not correctly, what they wish to say; nor 
do they experience noticeable embarrassment in the process. However, when they 
are faced with the formality of "making a speech" in public, they find themselves 
in a strange new world. A fish-out-of-water feeling takes possession of them, and 
words that commonly flow trippingly come stammeringly. What is to be done 
about this new world? Stay in it. We learn to speak in public by speaking in public. 
Hence the reason for a public speaking club. 

Ease in speech is helpful both in school and in life. The captain of the hockey 
team will make use of his knowledge when he is talking at the pep rally before the 
big game. The president of the mission society will find new confidence and 
poise in making his announcements. The average boy will astonish the admiring 
members of his family at the dinner table by a more correct, more vivid, and more 
interesting account of his daily experiences. In our neighbourhood how often 
have we noted the citizen who could stand before us and talk coherently! Indeed 
the ability to speak well is an asset. 

Surely a man who has spent years in a Catholic High School ought to have 
something to say. If his powers of speech bring people to listen when he talks 
of God and His interests, then his public speaking activities will be well worth- 
while. "Faith comes by hearing." 


STANDING— W. MacDonald. M. O'Hrien. K. Miller. E. Mulhall, T. Hayes. N. LinKeman. 
SITTING— C. Cira, Rev. R. Diemcr. J. Hawkins. 

The Camera Club 

Many, casually ambling along the main corridor, wondered if St. Michael's 
was having air raid precaution drills. It certainly looked like a blackout. Upon 
further investigation it was learned that it was only the Camera Club in session. 

At its inception last Fall, some twenty members turned up, but due to academic 
pressure and other reasons, the number has somewhat dwindled. Still, we have a 
very exclusive group of candid camera fans. You never know when you are safe, 
for these picture fiends have snaps of St. Michael's smartest set. 

They say that it is a good thing for a man to have a hobby. That is why we 
assemble every week to exchange ideas and try to improve ourselves in the art of 
photography. We haven't much visible evidence of our work, but many a flower 
is born to blush unseen and waste its fragrance on the desert air. This club is still 
in swaddling clothes; our earnest hope is that it will grow strong. 

Father Diemer, our faculty moderator, generously consented to lend a guiding 
hand to our endeavor. Probably the most versatile of our number, is our president, 
Nick Kelemen. He does great things with a camera, a shoe box and a couple 
of lenses. Mike O'Brien, our vice-president, gets good pictures, despite the fact 
that Bill MacDonald claims him to be very unorthodox in his methods. Our secre- 
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The Science Club 


Last October, when word went out that a Science Club was being organized, 
under the direction of Father Ruth, the response was enthusiastic. If the member- 
ship in the club were not of necessity limited, the number of budding scientists 
pictured above would have been raised to the nth power. 

The purpose of the Club is to provide an opportunity for discussion and ex- 
periments on any scientific topic within or beyond the High School course. "The 
nature of polarised light and practical applications of 'PoUaroids' ", by Allan 
O'Gorman; "A practical demonstration of electroplating", by Leonard Casciato; 
"The physics of photography", by Frederick Black; "The chemistry of photo- 
graphy", by Frank Cullen; "Television", by Pat McDonough; "The manufacture 
of glass", by Frank Quinn; "Cool Fire", by Hubert Higgins; "Coal tar products", 
by Attilio Bozzato, were some of the topics dealt with during the year. 

We wish to thank our director, Father Ruth, for his patient assistance on every 
occasion; our secretary, Frederick Black of XII-1, for his energetic cooperation; the 
club librarian, Donald Finley of XI- 1, for his work in beginning the Science Club 
library; and all the members for their active support and eager participation in all 
that concerned the Club. It is our earnest hope that from this humble beginning 
the Science Club of St. Michael's College School may grow and flourish in the years 
to come. 

ALLAN O'GORMAN, XIIM, President, 1939-40. 




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The Athletic Directorate 

During the Fall Term an Athletic Directorate was formed with the purpose of 
carrying out the many tasks that are necessarily associated with High School 
athletics. The most difRcult task which the directorate places on the shoulders of 
a student is that of manager of the Junior O.H.A. Team. Charlie Downs was ap- 
pointed this year and we are all ready to say that he carried out a difficult job both 
successfully and efficiently. Managing the T.H.L. Teams is an assignment which 
requires tact and leadership. Basil Bell looked after the Midgets; Gerald Orsini 
supervised the Minor-Midgets, and Anthony Kelly travelled with the Bantams. 

The cheer leaders, who were so much in evidence during the hectic playoff 
games with U.C.C., were Bill MacDonald and Mel FuUerton. With eighty per 
cent of the student body in front of them, they performed nobly until the rafters 
shook with that old Double Blue war cry. Yes, eighty per cent of the student body 
was present for that game because the Athletic Directorate had invited the best 
"pepper-upper" in the school to conduct the Pep Meetings. When Fr. Whelan was 
finished he had the whole school on edge waiting for the game. 

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STANDING— p. Lawlor, A. Egan. W. Miller, E. Lamer. F. Bennett, J. DeVanev, B. Cook, P. Leah. 
SITTING — V. Keating (President), Rev. L. PurccU (Director), R. D'.\gostine (Secretary). 

The Journalism Club 

With Vincent Keating propped in the Presidential chair and Roy D'Agostine 
in the secretariat, our facuhy adviser, Mr. Purcell cautiously pilots us over the 
stormy seas of journalism. 

Who? What? When? Where? Why? — In his keen observation of history in 
the making, the newspaper reporter learns as no one else can, what it is all about. 
If you have not seen any of our masterpieces in print as yet, it is merely because 
we have not finished our apprenticeship. However we have a few entries in this 
book which you will read with both intellectual and spiritual profit. 

"Printer's-ink" might appear to you as a ridiculous matter for any school club 
to discuss, but since it plays such a prominent part in the building up of our civil- 
ization, we as Catholic men, are bound to do our part "to restore all things in 
Christ" by upholding Christian ideals in the realm of journalism. If we are going 
to eradicate indecent literature we must supply what will take its place; that is, we 
must so write that the journalism of today will be coloured by the teaching of 
Jesus Christ. 


STANDING— D. Finlev. R. White, N. Lingeman, J. Pluienix. L. Casciato. C. Flood. W. Piatt. 
SEATED— Rev. U. Girard, S. Hajdasz, W. Ycwisli. D. Fitzgerald. 

The Basic French Club 

A year ago last September, in a little group of St. Michael's students, was born 
the first club of the school. During 1939, the first and most difficult year of its exis- 
tence, Jacques Lachapelle kept the Basic French Club upon its course. Under his 
able guidance a monthly paper was established, a talking-picture machine purchased, 
and a contract for ten full-length features signed. Thus it was that the club navigated 
the shallows and rapids, and sailed calmily into the placid waters of 1940. 

It became the lot of Desmond Fitzgerald to build upon the foundations laid by 
Lachapelle. The new president carried out the payments on the movie-machine 
under a new system. In the hands of Leonard Casciato, the president placed the 
control of the talkies; and the entertainments in the auditorium have reached a per- 
fection equalling the efficiency and regularity of a modern theatre. 

The aim of this club has been the promotion of anything of a French nature: 
as French magazines, periodicals, movies, plays, and many other entertaining and 
educational activites. As yet, it must be admitted, this has not been accomplished; 
but the leaders of the club still have high hopes for the future. 

The club wishes to extend the heartiest thanks to Fr. McCorkell for his liberal 
donations, to Fr. Mclntyre for his kind assistance, and to Fr. Girard for his guidance 
throughout the infant years of the club. 



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The Dramatic Club 

BACK ROW— S. Hajdasz. S. Hughes, H. Coughlin, R. Hurley. J. OHara, J. McCormick. K. Sullivan, S. Wilkins. 
MIDDLE ROW — A. Plant. S. Hajdasz. W. Sweet. Rev. J. Hanrahan. E. Hannan. J. Timmons. D. Fitzgerald. 
FRONT ROW— W. Metcalfe. J. Phoenix. W. OBrien, R. Lalor, W. Piatt. D. McCarthy. 

A large number of boys turned out for dramatics in November, intending to 
serve in the capacities of actors, stage-crew and publicity men. The play chosen 
for production was "Room Service", a Broadway hit of a few seasons back. Given 
only three weeks to prepare, the cast worked furiously for opening night in 
December. The technical staff. Ken Sullivan, Howard Sweet and Clare Downing, 
spent their spare time in building and painting a beautiful set. 

When opening night arrived, the play was ready. It played to packed houses 
three nights running; and was considered by all to be an artistic success. Com- 
menting on the cast we may accord special honors to James Timmons in the lead- 
ing role of the suave and debonair shoe-string producer, to Edward Hannan for 
his expert portrayal of a poker-faced director whose actions rocked the rafters, and 
to Stanley Hajdasz, as the leather-lunged, hard-boiled hotel auditor. 

Joe Mogavero was a fine 'Faker' Englund, ready and able handy man. William 
Sweet played the nervous hotel manager continually torn between the hotel inves- 
tigator and a sponging brother-in-law. Hubert Coughlin was the green author from 
Oswego, at the mercy of Miller and Binion. 


Rev. J. h. O'Donnell, C.S.B. 
Director of T)ramatics 

Wallace Piatt and Dan McCarthy gave 
splendid performances in the difficult feminine 
roles. John O'Hara and Simon Hughes almost 
stole the show in their respective roles of 
nervous business man and sleepy collector. 
Stephen Hajdasz was a very good Russian 
waiter, and Anthony Amodeo as the Senator, 
fairly oozed Southern accent and geniality. 
Robert Lalor played the role of the dignified 
Doctor Glass, in a very efficient manner. 

Edward Shuba and Thomas Lawlor were 
very tough house-detectives. 

The lighting was capably handled by 
Howard Sweet, and the general stage prepa- 
ration by Kenneth Sullivan. Richard Hurley's 
prompting was clear and effectively timed. 
William Callahan's publicity staff superintend- 
ed the ticket sale. Nick Cowan, Michael 
O'Brien and Bruce MacDougall helped make 

the school conscious of the play 
by their skilful pens and brushes. 

At present the club is con- 
tinuing its interest. Wallace Piatt 
will play the role of Ophelia in 
the forthcoming college presenta 
tion of "Hamlet". Dan Mac- 
Carthy has the leading role in 
Henri Gheon's "Marriage of St. 
Francis" now being rehearsed. 
Ed. Hannon and John O'Hara are 
working on a scene from Julius 
Caesar to be done in modern 
dress. The rest of the club have 
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Many a gift has Jesus lavished on His Church, hut never a gift that can compare 
with the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. Other gifts were rich with grace, here 
is grace itself; other gifts bore in them the touch of God's own loving hand, here 
that hand is stretched out in perpetual benediction over the faithful children of the 
Holy Catholic Church. Other sacratnents prepare us for heaven, but here, where 
Jesus sits shrouded in the mystery of His sacramental presence, here heaven seems 
to have come before its time. 

Is it little wonder, then, that from time immemorial Christians of all ages 
have payed homage in various ways to the God of heaven and earth for the Gift of 
gifts, the Sacrament of His love? 

In 1834 there was born in Tours a pious Frenchwoman, Mademoiselle Marie- 
Marthe Tamisier. When three attempts to establish herself in the religious and 
contemplative life had failed, she found that her vocation was to become "the 
Beggar-Woman of the Blessed Sacrament." With neither wealth nor good health 
nor worldly influence, without recognition during her lifetime for the great work 
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Congress. In less than half a century she had planted the ideas which were to en- 
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our Lord in the Holy Eucharist. 

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convened in Lille, France. Since that first and comparatively modest assembly, 
Eucharistic Congresses, each with its own distinctive setting, have been convoked in 
various cities of the world in order to do public and universal homage to our Lord 
in the Sacrament of His love. 

In 1938 it was my happy privilege to assist at the Eucharistic Congress held in 
Quebec City. In such a service it would be impossible to rank the proceedings, to 
say that one event was first and another second, but, nevertheless, just as a poet's 
thought climaxes in one verse, so the Congress had one devotion the most thrilling 
moment for me. On the Plains of Abraham, under the starry canopy of midnight, 
a soul stirring drama was enacted. It consisted of three parts: Benediction of the 
Most Blessed Sacrament, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and a renewal of baptismal 

The Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament is one of the simplest rites of the 
Church, yet in its simplicity it is one of the most beautiful, natural, and soothing 
actions of the Church. It is our Lord's solemn benediction to His people — a fact 
forcibly brought home to me that night as I and countless others knelt in adoration 
on Battlefield's Park. 

That same night on the Plains of Abraham where Wolfe and Montcalm made 
history in their great battle, so too another event was written in the Catholic annals 
of Canadian history. The holy sacrifice of the Mass was offered on those historic 
Plains. The Mass is not a mere form of words — it is a great action, the greatest 
action that can be on earth. It is the centre of our holy religion, for without a 
sacrifice there can be no religion. Here lies the great proof of the one true church 
— in the renewal of the sacrifice of Christ on Calvary's heights in the sacrifice of the 
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BACK ROW — E. Ryan, J. McCooI. H. Sweet. D. Mayhue. J. Robsan. J. Walker. P. Partland. N. Cowan, A. Hutchinson. 
MIDDLE ROW— L. Bardwell. C. Flood. F. Milligan. Rev. R. Dicmer. H. Morin. J. Sauvt. W. O'Grady. 
FRONT ROW— M. Brown. .S. OHara, H. Piatt. T. Newberry. J. Ryan. G. Clancy. 

this awe-inspiring ceremony. And as the moment for the reception of Christ 
the King approached, the whole congregation, impelled by man's strongest motive, 
love of God, received their Eucharistic Lord from the hands of one of the one 
hundred and fifty priests distributing Holy Communion. 

Then came the renewal of the baptismal vows to crown the issue with a last 
reward. The men, with lighted candles held aloft, flung defiance in Satan's face 
with those very words which give us life: "1 promise to renounce Satan"; and the 
Plains of Abraham, massively dotted with fire, witnessed a most powerful act of 
faith offered to God in humble adoration. 

Each one present that night became imbibed with the true spirit of the Con- 
gress. Those who had been thrilled by the Congress' devotion, those who had 
experienced the feeling of deep joy spread by the Congress' piety — all those, with 
Christ reigning in their hearts, determined to spread the holy and sacred spirit of 
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The Big Four 

Eddie Shuha 

Eddie "Smell de cocoa" Shuba was born in Youngstown, Ohio, and after 
an elementary education there came to St. Michael's to continue his 
studies. During his sojourn on "Clover Hill", Eddie has won many 
friends. An active member of the Science Club, an important execu- 
tive of the Sodality and Prefect of the Mission Society, he has found 
time to scintilate on the gridiron. As a linesman, this chunky bit of 
animated dynamite was a bulwark on defence, and his offensive thrusts 
were spectacular. Last year he was converted into a running half, 
and this year, as Captain of the squad, played the best games of his 

The McNamara Brothers, 
George and Paul, have been 
making break-aways for St. 
Michael's since their Prep- 
School days. After playing 
with the Bantams and the 
"Buziers", they stepped up to 
the Majors and played with 
them until last year. Now 
they are playing with Marlboros, one of the teams 
representing Toronto in the Junior "A", O.H.A. series. 

On the ice George is fast and rugged, and offensively or 
defensively he ranks with any defenceman in Junior 
hockey. He is a source of inspiration to his mates for he 
has the old "fight-em" and will to win. 

Ci. Mc!^umura 

Paul, a fast skater, tricky and elusive, is a problem 
for the opposition every time he takes the ice. 
A smooth skater, a fast-breaking forward with a 
good shot, Paul has ever been an offensive threat. 

Just as it is difficult to think of George without 
Paul and vice versa, so too, is it difficult to think 
of St. Michael's without the McNamara Brothers. 

Wherever the paths of life may lead them, they 
carry with them the best wishes of their school. 
No higher tribute can be paid them than to say 
that they were loved and admired by students 
and faculty alike. 

Paul McNamara 

Competition for the position of "goalie" on the 
"Buzzers" this year was keen. The coveted honour 
was finally won by Joe Cleary. He showed real 
fight, coolness and aggressiveness from his position 
which, no doubt, influenced his team mates when 
they chose him as their captain. Joe played bril- 
liantly in the nets and it was his ability to keep 
them out that saved the day many times for the 
Irish. Joe will be back with us next year and we 
hope that, with him in goal to lead the club with his 
great team spirit, we will see once again the Prep 
School Trophy on display at St. Michael's. 

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Father O'Leary opened the door to bring in the 1939 football cream, only to 
find that the cat had skimmed the surface and skimmed deeply. 

Graduation had taken Hardy, Regan and Neil Morrison out of the backfield; 
the wing line had lost Roach, Langelle, Laing and Claude Morrison and the pros- 
pects were further weakened when academiic conditions called Fr. Mclntyre from 
coaching duties. Forced again with the prospect of building a football outfit from 
scratch, Fr. O'Leary and Fr. Whelan hit the campus with a turnout of about 
thirty-five. From this material they fashioned a squad of fast husky boys to carry 
the double blue banner into Hamilton against Cathedral High. 

Facing a team of heavier boys and spotting them the jump in condition, St. 
Michael's came from behind in the last five minutes to earn a tie in the Tiger Lair. 
A third down touchdown pass from Shuba to Mclsaac changed what looked like a 
6 — 1 defeat into a tie. Shuba showed to advantage in the first start of the year, 
giving a three star performance in backing up the line, carrying the ball, and steady- 
ing the new members in their first big game. 

A few days later, in a cold Octolser drizzle, the team journeyed to the back 
Campus to tackle the Varsity Intermediate team. Our line played well against 
the much heavier Varsity line, but the ends found tackling a difficult task in the 
mud and ooze and Varsity ambled to an 11 — victory. 

Undaunted by this set-back and fired with an ambition to prove to their more 
enthusiastic critics that we had a team worth cheering for, the squad charged into 
our own Freshmen and when the dust settled, had chalked up a 19 — victory. 

The biggest game of the year was now on hand — a night game at Ulster 
Stadium against Runnymede Collegiate, defending Ontario champions. The Irish 
sprinted to an early lead when Desilets picked up a loose oval at mid-field and ran 
it to the five to give Shuba a running start as he went over for five points. The 
Red men came back quickly in the third quarter and ran in nine points on the 
battling collegians. This lead was sufficient to offset a last minute drive by the 
double blue and we had to be satisfied with a 9 — 6 defeat. 

The next game was scheduled with Pickering College and the following 
Saturday saw the team rolling into Newmarket intent on bringing home a victory. 
But things happened fast and furiously in this game. Pickering produced a kicker 
that hoofed the oval far into our end of the field. A big Pickering line wrecked 
havoc with our plays around the end and through the centre. At half time we 
were on the short end of a 6 — 1 score. Pickering continued to dominate the play 
after half, and another defeat seemed to face our team as we battled on our own 
15 yard line with five minutes to go. Then it happened. Buck McLean was 
moved over to the end of the line — we moved down field to Pickering's 35 and 
with seconds left, Shuba tossed an end zone pass which McLean snared for the 
equalizer. Shuba's attempted convert hit the goal post and we returned home with 
another tie. 

A rejuvenated team now moved into the fray against Humberside, and with 
Pat McDonough booting a great game, we downed Humberside 11 — 0. Our win- 
ning ways were continued against Lawrence Park Grads whom we defeated 28 — 0. 
Jacob came into his own in this encounter and crossed the line for three touch- 

Dunham, taking a post graduate course, played a heady game at centre. The 
first string line consisted of Klersey, Poupore, Desilets, McGovern, Yewish, Hughes 
and Forester. The outside positions were well watched by Buck McLean, Terry 
McDonough, Joe Cleary and Basil Bell. Emil Horvath and Vinee McNamara 
did the tackling at flying wing. Jim Pandy directed play from the quarterback 
position where he was aided by a backfield composed of Ed Shuba, Tom Jacob, 
Pat McDonough, and George Dodd. The younger members of the team who 
relieved the regulars and who will be heard from next year were: Paul McLean, 
Johnnie Walsh, Doug Ingram, Jack McTague, Joe Mogavero and Roland Mclsaac. 



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Junior High School Football 

It was \vell into October when a call was issued for Junior High School football 
material. It was not too late, however, for some 30 odd enthusiasts to answer. 
Conditioning began and continued at a gruelling pace. Messrs. CuUen and 
Record led their charges each evening from 3:30 to 5:00, indifferent to the panting 
and groaning as they lapped the field, stretched and wielded summer excess into 

Then for the actual play. Mr. Record handled the line. Alex "Soup" 
Campbell, Charlie Reines, Handrahan, Harry Gallagher and Orsini worked hard 
and became stalwarts in each game. Johnny Sauve, Joe Regan, and Pat Mac- 
Namara settled the Inside problem. On the Ends, Gord Handrahan, Jack Enright, 
Ted McLaughlin and Gus Boyle looked formidable. Richard Ellis and Paul 
Greenhill later strengthened these positions. 

Mr. CuUen found a wealth of material from which to mould smooth working 
backfield combinations. Kevin Doyle could plunge; Paul McCallister and Handra- 
han could handle the booting; with Bernard Cahill, Herb McCarthy, Jack Ferguson, 
Bruce MacDougall and Jim Blastorah we were assured of a fighting club. 

Upper Canada Juniors were the first opposition. Despite plucky Irish efforts, 
inexperience and the strong opponents accounted for defeat. The St. Michael's 
boys were kept on the defensive most of the game. Tom O'Neill did some fine 
kicking. Gerry Orsini was the back-bone of the defence. The backfield composed 
of McDougall, O'Neill, McCarthy, Ferguson, and Seit: showed plenty of strength. 
Mulligan and O'Boyle also sa\v service. 

The Double-Blue were called upon to face a mighty foe in the second game. 
The huge Northern Vocationals dwarfed them in both size and points. In spite of 
the set-back, Joe Regan and Gene Ste. Marie worked well together in storming the 
tide. Joe DeGrandis used his \veight to good advantage. Harry Gallagher played 
an impressive game at snap. The diminutive but dynamic "Merve" Morgan did 
some fine plunging while Jerry Hicky played a hardy game at Quarter and made 
several snappy quarter-back sneaks. Bob Gravelle did some hard running until 
he was injured and Boland's tackling and grinning provided a spark for the team. 

Still not disheartened, the Irish tackled the Upper Canada Juniors again and 
took an early lead when Bob Gravelle raced 40 yards to score. The "Uppers" then 
opened a furious air attack, and by a succession of forwards and laterals, tied up 
the score. Orsini, Boland, and Campbell again did fine defensive work. Cahill 
got off some fine run-backs, and the Double Blue came to the opponents' one yard 
line when a fumble put an end to their threat. Gravelle was hurt again, and 
the Irish began to tire under the relentless attack. Handrahan held off the oppo- 
sition for a time with some fine kicking but in the end bad fumbles robbed the team 
of the one game in which they really did have the edge on the play. 

Enright, Lundy, and Sullivan played well on the line. Kevin Doyle and 
Morgan, the little man with the big voice, were threats in the backfield. Greenhill 
caught several nice passes. 

Thus the Juniors wound up their season with some good experience and some 
fine prospects for next year. Mr. CuUen and Mr. Record were proud of their 
charges. The latter had special praise for Orsini, Boland, and Campbell, while the 
former liked Handrahan's kicking, Cahill's runbacks, and the all around work of 
Bob Gravelle. 

The players summed up their spirit and determination in that short, expressive, 
phrase, "We'll be back, next year!" 



BACK ROW -J. Gibson, I'. Kane. J. Howlcy. D. Goudv. J. Bowie. D. McGillvary. 

FRONT ROW— J. Wilson, R. OBoyle, B. Roach, Rev. M. Shcedy, J. Marzalik. W. Conway. C. Walsh. 

St. M ary s 

A fighting St. Mary's team captured the Senior House League six-man football 
title this year. This spirit was exemplified by the fact that the team, deep in the 
cellar during the early part of the season, succeeded in winning a playoff berth, 
and later in the finals, astounded everybody, including themiselves, their coach, 
and their manager, by whipping the strong Holy Cross team. 

■ The whole attack of the team was centered around Captain Claire Walsh. 
When Claire was not throwing passes to Bill Conway, Bernard Roach and Paul 
Kane, he was taking his turn running the ball. Bernard Roach was easily the 
best plunger in the league, and great things are expected of him. Bill Conway's 
big hands and fleet feet converted many a Walsh-Conway pass into a touchdown. 
Johnny Wilson and Joe Marzalik shared the signal calling duties, Johnny taking over 
when Joe got hurt in an exhibition game. Bob O'Boyle, Paul Kane, Jim Bowie and 
Bones Walsh stood out with their deadly front line tackling. They likewise could 
be depended upon to catch their share of passes. The trio from St. James' Parish, 
Gibson, Goudy and McGillvary, along with Jack Howley could always be depended 
upon when they were in the line-up. 

In defeating Notre Dame and Holy Cross in the play off Series, St. Mary's 
proved beyond doubt that they were the class of the league. 

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FRONT ROVV~F. Hickey. H Teolis. Mr. J. Miller, C.S.B.. M. Shand, W. Dimma. 

Notre Dame 

Last year's championship team posted four of its members on the Notre Dame 
team this season; two of them were regulars and two of them "comers", who very 
definitely arrived this year. Hub Teolis took over the role of a triple threat back- 
fielder this year, until forced out by ill-health and Charley Balfour whose ability 
as a snap is well known. The "comers" referred to were Hub. Higgins on end, 
whose tackling and reverse plays were spectacular, and Mel Shand, the ace ball 
carrier on our squad. Frank Hickey took command of things on the field, hand- 
ling the ball and calling the plays from the quarter-back position. No one knows 
his defensive ability any better than his opponents. Pat Powers, a newcomer, lost 
no time in establishing himself as a charging tackier and line plunger. Bill Walker 
and Jack Houseman looked after the remaining end position in grand style. Late 
in the season the team acquired Joe Sadler who played great football for us in the 
finals. Billy Dimma rounded out the squad and gave a good account of himself 
when needed. Notre Dame held first place throughout the season and lost out in 
the play-offs in a very close series of three gamies — a grand club of players with the 
famous "St. Michael's fighting spirit" that revealed itself in every game. 

One Hundred Three 



BACK ROW— A. Viola, W. Lee. P. Reynolds, W. O'Hearn, K. Wilson, T. Manning, T. Kavanagh. 
FRONT ROW— E. Ryan, P. DAgostino. Rev. E. Flanagan. G. Coffee, W. Mildon. 

Holy Cross 

In the Senior House League many remarkable events took place in the season 
of '39. Chief among them was the fact that during the schedule competition was 
unusually keen. The lead changed from day to day. Tail-enders walloped leaders, 
would lose to the second place team, and come right back to down the third placers, 
and so forth. 

The Holy Cross squad finally ended up in third place when the regular 
season ended. All four teams were admitted to the playoffs — all deserved it. 

Holy Cross beat Fordham in two straight games but lost to Mr. Sheedy's St. 
Mary's team in the league finals. 

Pete D'Agostino and Ken Wilson were the two most feared half-backs in the 
league. Pete was noted for his great touchdown runs, but his famous tours back 
and forth across the field will never be forgotten. 

Wallace Mildon called all the plays and played errorless football all year. 

Wilf O'Hearn, Gerry Coffee, and Ernie Ryan were exceptionally good at 
hauling down opposing ball carriers. 

Albert Viola and Pat Reynolds saw to it that no one came through the centre 
of the Holy Cross line. 

Ted Manning, Bill Lee and Tom Kavanagh deserve special mention for their 
fine relief work. 

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BACK ROW— J. Hart, J. Lingeman, J. Bennett. J. Stratii, J. Ward, J, Wilson. 

FRONT ROW— J. McNeill, A. Tierney. J. Egsgard. Mr. Bergeron, D. OShea, P. O'Hanlon, T. McConvey. 


Fourteen ambitious but inexperienced youths answered Mr. Bergeron's call 
for the first practice of the Fordham team in the Senior House League; ahhough we 
did not win any titles, we did have a lot of fun, and here and now let it be said that 
ours was a "fighting" team. 

The backfield work of the three John's, Marois, Strath and Wilson was of a 
high order and from the point of view of defense, was unexcelled in the league. 

The front line tackling of Bennett, O'Shea, Ward and O'Hanlon left little to 
be desired. 

The Holy Name boys. Hart and Tierney and the Holy Family lads, Egsgard 
and McNeill, along with Jack Lingeman put fear into the hearts of their opponents 
every time they appeared on the field. 

Defensively the team was a sight to behold. Here was one team that made 
touchdown avenue a rocky road. However, the lack of a capable passer left the 
club without a scoring punch. Little did it avail us to keep the other team's score 
from mounting; we ourselves could not score. 

With our arms gripping an opponent's legs and our mouths full of sand, we 
say good-bye to the football season of 1939. 

One Hundred Seven 

BACK ROW— J. Frczoll. K. Downs. D. McCarthy, C. Sullivan. P. LedBcr. P. Brc-cn, P. White. 
I'-RONT ROW -W. Gilkinson, J. Ryan, Mr. G. PLMidarvis. B. Wilson. F. Joiinson. 


Although the Montreal squad failed to obtain a playoff position in the Junior 
House League, it was generally agreed that this band of boys got more out of 
their first year of football than the more successful teams. Courageous to a man, 
they never gave up and they caused their opponents many an anxious moment. 
Under their coach, Mr. Pendarvis, they learned a lot of football. 

Most of the ball carrying was done by John Rvan, Pat Ledger, Clare Sullivan 
and Phil White. 

Al Smith was chief of the signal calling department and was aided by Bill 
Gilkinson and Frank Downs. 

Frank Johnson was undoubtedly the fiercest tackier in the league. He was 
ably assisted by John Frezell and Dan McCarthy. 

Bernard (Willie) Wilson looked after the centre position most capably. 

Looking at the season as a whole the Junior House League was a decided suc- 
cess. Over sixty of the younger boys played in the league, and all behaved like 
real Catholic boys. It is to be hoped that in days to come these young players will 
look back with happy memories of their football battles in the yard at St. Michael's. 

Congratulations are in order to all the players, officials, and coaches who helped 
so much to make the league a success. 

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BACK ROW— J. Shelton, J. Mackenzie. J. Clancy. J. Ellard. M. Fryer. 

FRONT ROW— P. O'Hara, W. Rogers. G. Hector. Mr. J. Collinn. T. McLean, H. Tryhorn. 



When the regular schedule of the Junior House League Football was completed, 
Hamilton, Argos, Ottawa, and Montreal finished in that order. In the playoffs, 
Argos entered the finals against Hamilton. A brilliant series was predicted; 
excitement charged the air. In two great games Argos won the title 1 1 to and 22 to 5. 

Under the coaching of Messrs. Collins and Crowley, a number of fine young 
football players was developed. Ted McLean, one of five famous brother athletes, 
was a hard plunging half who came second in the league scoring race with 67 
points. Mai Fryer, a converted end, was McLean's running mate. The two 
formed the best half line in the loop. The duties of the quarter-back were well 
handled by Gerry Hector, who also did some great "clutch" kicking. At end, 
Sam O'Hara and John Clancy gained much ground for Argos by their fierce tackling 
in the enemy backfield. Paul Duggan and Bill Rogers divided the centre chores 
and played well all season. 

A team is as strong as its weakest reserve. The fact that Argos are champs 
speaks worlds for the other members of the squad. Jack Mackenzie, Harry Try- 
horn, Jack Shelton and Jack Ellard. These boys filled in admirably whenever 
they were called on. 

One Hundred Eleven 


BACK ROW— J. Kelly, J. Gnibc 1 \Ir(. T, Nrwlxriv, K. MitcluU. 

FRONT ROW- A. Piillock. ,1 S,,l,,rski Rev. E. FlanaRan, D. McBridc. K. Healy. 

Ham //ton 

During the season Hamilton literally ran through the Junior Football House 
League. The players, for the most part, were tenth graders and they had an edge 
in experience on the other boys. However, the competitive spirit of the latter was 
stirred up and as the days passed the leaders found the "going" was becoming 
tougher. In the playoffs for the championship Argos wrecked the mighty Hamilton 
machine in two straight games before highly excited crowds. 

A word about the players. 

Joe Solarski quarterbacked the team, kicked and threw those famous Solarski 
to McBride touchdown passes. Frank Healy helped out immensely at quarter. 

Frank Vaclavek, Tom Newberry and Stan Zeglen formed one of the highest 
scoring half lines in the league. 

The end positions were well looked after by Denis McBride, Alan Pollock 
and Roy Mitchell. This trio were deadly tacklers and sure-catch pass receivers. 
They scored 26 touchdowns; McBride was the league's leading scorer with 71 

Joe Kelly, John Grube and Jim McCool alternated at centre and were noted 
for their hard tackling. 

In three exhibition games Hamilton upheld the honor of St. Michael's by 
trouncing De La Salle 11 to 0, 18 to 0, and 30 to 5. 

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Aiiii. M. Uiiiiy>. N. Lingemati. G. O'Gorman. R. Burns. B. Blagdon. 

O'Lcary, E. Glynn, P. McDevitt, Rev. M. Shcedy. B. Gregoire, J. Morrison. M. Ritchie. 



Named after that famous team which came so close to winning the Canadian 
football title this year, the Ottawa team of the Junior House League did not attain 
such dizzy heights as did its namesake. 

It would be hard to pick out individual stars on this team, but the clever 
signal calling of Basil Gregoire at quarterback, the hard charging "pony" backfield 
featuring Johnny Morrison and Bob White, and the sure tackling of Eddie Glynn, 
Bernard Blagdon and Earl O'Neill along the front line, all combined to give Ottawa 
a starting line-up which was more than a match for its inter-school rivals. 

Not for many a year has "The Old Elm", that sly old gentleman who for 
generations has watched St. Michael's boys at play, seen «uch a razzle dazzle attack 
as was featured by the Ottawa team of '39. 

As the season advanced. Captain Gregoire and the hard running Morrison 
passed and ran their team into a playoff berth. In the first playoff series a newcomer 
in the person of Bob Burns broke into the line-up and immediately proceeded to 
make tackles all over the field. 

When reserve strength was needed, Peter McDevitt, Mike Ritchie, Gerard 
O'Gorman, Murray Gibbs and Norman Lingeman injected new life into the team. 
Martin O'Leary acted in the capacity of manager and chief rooter. 

One Hundred Fifteen 

One Hundred Sixteen 

The Junior O.H.A. Team 

Our only representatives in the O.H.A. this year were the "Buziers", a team 
well worthy of the name, St. Michael's. This battling band of youngsters exhibited 
those famous and essential characteristics of the Irish race — the will to win and 
the hatred of defeat. Though their efforts were not rewarded with a champion's 
crown, they will long be remembered as the surprise team of 1940. 

Built around the Midget City Champions of last year, this club was an early 
disappointment. Exhibition games ended in woeful defeats, men were injured, all 
confidence was gone — but not for long. Due to the tireless efforts of Mr. Cy Carter, 
the coach, and his assistant, Don Dunbar, the ace of the U. of T. hockey team, 
these "beardless boys" soon became a solid, determined unit, full of pep, fight and 

In the group games St. Michael's breezed to easy victories over U.T.S., but 
when they met Upper Canada they encountered a team which was superior in 
experience, weight and speed. What the Irish lacked in these, they made up in 
determination and the ability to play as a unit. Defeated and tied during the regular 
season, they set out to extend U.C.C. to the limit in the playoffs. When this mem- 
orable series began, St. Mike's found themselves outweighed, outclassed but not 
outfought. The Buzzers extended this stylish club from North Toronto to the limit. 
When Joe Primeau sent his boys against the Double Blue clad warriors, he found that 
they were meeting a team that was determined to give their all for victory. "FIGHT! 
FIGHT!" That was the slogan and the boys certainly followed it. They fought 
and played themselves into exhaustion. At the end of the second period of the 
final game St. Mike's were trailing 1 — in a game that was overflowing with thrills 
and excitement. The pressure exerted by U.C.C. in the last period was too much 
for St. Michael's and they wilted under the onslaught. Though defeated they were 
far from vanquished. A spirit such as the one they possessed could never be 

Now a word about the players. The Captain, a brilliant net-minder, a fine 
fellow, a leader and a good Irishman, was Joe Cleary. The fight and spirit he in- 
stilled into the team, gained him much praise and popularity. Then there was a 
pair of hard hitting defencemen, two more good Irishmen, "Willy" Callahan and 
Bill Doyle. The latter was the leading scorer on the team and the best defenceman 
in the league. Fiery Joe Crothers was a worthy substitute for this important 

Frank White, Farrell Gallagher and Frank Bennett formed a fighting first line 
that threw fear into the opposition whenever they stepped on the ice. The object 
of the second line was to disorganize the enemy attack, a job left to Lionel McCauley, 
Cecil Zambri, Lloyd Coburn and Brian McDonough. Future stars are Murphy, 
Midghall, Desilets and Ferguson, who formed a formidable group of substitutes. 

Thus the unpredictable Irish, the galloping Gaels, have gone through another 
season. Although the team did not bring a championship to St. Michael's, never- 
theless all agree that the success of the team was beyond all expectations. The 
student body, too, is to be congratulated for their support, moral and vocal, that 
was so prominent during the season and especially during the play-offs with U.C.C. 


One Hundred Seventeen 

BACK ROW— J. Sweenip, F. Milligan. G. Hickey. P. McLean. C. Walsh, R. Gravellc, W. Finley. T. O'Xeiil. 
FRONT ROW— J. Marois, K. McDonough, G. Dodd. Rev. E. Flanagan, G. Gregoire, B. Lobraico. B. Sullivan. 

The Midgets 

This year's Midget Team is built around George Dodd, of last year's Midget 
Champions, and eight of last year's Minor-Midget Champions. Practice began 
last December and a very powerful team was organized. They were determined 
to keep that Midget Cup. They swept through the College Group with seven wins 
and one loss, beating U.T.S. 13 — and 12 — 0; Forest Hill 11 — and 7 — 0; Runny- 
mede 2 — and 4 — 0; and U.C.C. 3 — 1. The lone loss was inflicted by U.C.C. 5 — 2. 
However, in the group finals they proved their superiority over this team by defeating 
them 1 — and 4 — 2. In the playoffs, the first Irish victims were Allan Boys who 
bowed out 4 — 1 and 3 — 0. As this edition of the Thurible goes to press, the Midgets 
enter the semi-finals against St. Helen's. The winner of this series will play the 
Shamrocks for the title. Wishing the Midgets the best of luck, it is the sincere wish 
of faculty and students to see the Cup emblematic of the City Champions return 
once again to our School. 

A word about the players: 

Jean Marois and Barry Sullivan alternated brilliantly in the nets. George 
Dodd and Bernard Labraico, Jim Sweenie and Clare Walsh formed a hard-hitting 
defence. The Gerry Hickey, Tom O'Neil, Gerry Gregoire line was the high 
scoring unit; while the scrappy, spirited line was composed of Wally Finley, Paul 
McLean and Kervin McDonough. Bob Gravelle and Frank Milligan round out 
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The world of sport presents many oddities, many interesting peculiarities 
which constantly and inevitably show their form. To this wonderworld, St. 
Michael's College has continually added its contribution, and this year at St. 
Michael's an outstanding Minor Midget team has risen to great renown through 
its merits and through its courage. 

Entering the playoffs with a perfect record, this exceptional team promises to 
make a strong bid for the championship. With skillful line play, with powerful 
defence and with unerring goal keeping, this team is the delight of all. 

At the beginning of the playoffs the first line of Gregory Carter, Maurice Sadler 
and Lawrence Cahill had scored twenty-five goals out of the team's total of thirty- 
three. Greg Carter, the tricky, fast-skating centre has become famous in the scoring 
parade, with thirteen goals to his credit. Every game has seen splendid hockey from 
the star wing men, Sadler and Cahill. A second line, formed by Bill Conway at 
centre, Hugh Morin on left wing, and Eugene Brown at right wing was intensely 

A hard hitting, impenetrable defence in Gerald Murphy and Bernard Roach 
saved the day time after time. The alternate defence, Charles Reeves and Vinny 
Brown, is deserving of great praise and will, no doubt, play an important part in the 
drive towards a championship. Frank Hickev is an important cog in this well- 
drilled machine. He proved one of the best goalies in Minor Midget Hockey. 

One Hundred Twenty-One 

BACK ROW— M. Fryer. P. D'Agostino. J. Sadler, R. Midgliall. J. VVil»un. J. Marzalik. T. McLean. 
FRONT ROW— P. Powers. J. Enright (Mgr.). J. Bennett. H. Foley (Captain), Rev. M. Sheedy. P. Kane. 

The Bantams 

When St. Michael's Bantams perform, onlookers are watching the Minor- 
Bantam team that last year brought the T.H.L. King Clancy Series' trophy to the 
halls of St. Michael's. Let us take a peek into the dressing-room of the Bantams 
as they prepare to take the ice and see just who these stars are. 

We look in and whom do we see there occupying the centre of the floor but 
Captain Hugh Foley. The tall defenceman is occupied in donning his armorial 
padding, sheathed from head to foot, he presents an imposing picture of a knight of 
the rink. Over in one corner we find the starry forward line of Pete D'Agostino, 
Paul Kane and Joe Sadler discussing some point of common interest. Mai Fryer 
and Ted McLean, the midgets of the team are huddled together in one corner trying 
to make themselves seen and heard; these two boys have borne their share of the 
hockey burdens. Joe Marzalik, hard-skating centre, is taping his stick, in a deter- 
mined manner. Joe is perhaps the most annoying individual to any enemy centre. 
Johnny Wilson, general utility man of the team, is smiling at something or other. 
Johnny has been a hard worker all year. We see Ray Midghall, too; Ray is the big 
boy on the defence famed for his sparkling rushes. "Here buckle me up, some- 
body!" Johnny Bennett, the boy that opposing forwards find covers the goal in 
a most discouraging manner, holds up his pads in front of him. Pat Powers, who 
often hops over the boards when the Bantams have a lead and want to hold it, 
obliges him with a grin. Jack EUard, assistant goalie, who should come along in 
future years is hustling around the room, helping here, helping there. 


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The Minor Bantams 

With the prospects none too bright, the athletic department thought it wise 
to discontinue Minor-Bantam hockey this year in order to concentrate on the 
Bantamis. But after the first few practices, potential power was seen in the young- 
sters and St. Michael's entered the Minor-Bantam T.H.L. series. A squad of about 
thirty had to be cut to the limit of fifteen players. Among those chosen to repre- 
sent the Double Blue, the outstanding were Captain O'Neill, Reynolds, Manning 
and Morrison. But before the season was very old, many other stars began to 
twinkle. MacDonald, a husky young defenceman, reached his peak in the final 
game of the season to become outstanding. Hector and O'Hara, who will be 
eligible again next year, turned in some great games; Hector was an understudy to 
Morrison, and O'Hara played at right wing. Mitchell and Gately should also make 
good material for the O.H.A. teams in the near future. McTague and MacKenzie 
showed promise in the last few games and should develop into great little players. 
Nealon, Gilkinson and Johnson played no small part in helping their team to lead 
the group at the end of the regular schedule. 

Who will forget the devastating drives of Reynolds from his defence position; 
the clever stickhandling of O'Neil; the heady work of Manning; the great play of 
MacDonald on the defence; or the stellar net-minding of Morrison? Then the 
playoffs; indoor ice, larger rinks, and lack of experience were accountable for the 
upset. Tough luck! but no disgrace for the Double Blue. 

Ona Hundred Twenty-Five 

Tennis Tournament 

The athletic Hfe of the School 
gets under way with the annual 
tennis tournament during the first 
week of class. This event provides 
seasoned players with fresh compe- 
tition and gives beginners an op- 
E)ortunity of meeting more ex- 
perienced performers. 

B. \lcDonough 

Two F i ft h Form students, 
Maurice Marois and Pat McDonough, won the D. D. Bennett Challenge Trophy 
for tennis doubles, defeating William Harding and Douglas Ingram, of Fourth 
Form, in five closely contested sets. This year a singles tournament was held 

for the first time. Here 
the championship went 
to Jean Marois, Third 
Form, when he emerg- 
ed victor in five hard 
fought sets with Don 
Bennett, Fifth Form. 
A graduate of the class 
of '23 has given a 
handsome trophy for annual competition in tennis singles. 

The standing of the ten ranking players, based on their showing in 
the tournament, is: 

1. Jean Marois; 

2. Don Bennett; 

3. Bill Harding; 

4. Maurice Marois; 

5. Doug Ingram; 

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St. Michael's, the CathoUc College in the University of Toronto, is an inter- 
national institution. For almost a century it has housed American and Canadian 
students. Among its graduates it numbers many members of the hierarchy, clergy, 
and professional classes in United States and Canada. St. Michael's is one of 
four Colleges which constitute the Faculty of Science and Letters of the University 
of Toronto. The College gives instruction in History, Ancient and Modern 
Languages, Religious, Philosophical, and secular Literature; while the University 
provides Laboratory facilities and instruction in all branches of Science and Com- 
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO. St. Michael's students have access not only to lec- 
tures in their own College but also to those of distinguished professors of the 
University and to its well-equipped scientific Laboratories and Libraries. This 
unique position is enjoyed by no other Catholic College on the Continent. 

Writing in Current History with regard to this arrangement of Colleges, Mr. 
John H. Finley, former Commissioner of Education of New York and Associate 
Editor of the New York Times, states: "The plan of organization and administration 
which has been in operation in the University of Toronto for a period long enough 
to test its practical working, has in it a suggestion for our own State Universities. 
The affiliation of private denominational Colleges with the State University has 
made possible the advancement of learning without endangering the particular 
religious beliefs." 

The product of Christian education is the supernatural man who thinks, judges, 
and acts constantly and consistently in accordance with right reason illuminated by 
the supernatural light of grace and by the example and teaching of Christ. The 
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the fruit of university education is a product of reason. All these statements are 
true, but there is this observation to be made — that the reason which is here pre- 
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aid. Reason in fallen man does not function normally, even as reason, except under 
the influence of supernatural grace. It follows that one who has no contact with 
grace will fail not only morally but intellectually. He will fail not only as a man, 
but even as a student. 

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of the supernatural. Newman defined that relation once for all when he said 
that the Church is necessary for the integrity of the university. The university loses 
one of its integral parts when the Church is divorced from it, for it loses its contact 
with the supernatural. The Church is the instrument of the supernatural; it is 
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One Hundred torty-Thret 

An Irish Tale 

"Well! since we're on the subject of supernatural oddities and curiosities, 
what have you got to say about it?" remarked the dapper, Kilkenny-bred, "returned 
Yank" who scoffed at anything relating to ghosts. He was one of the contented 
group sitting about the dense smoke-filled room that housed the bar of Spike 
Murphy's public house. It was on a cold, rain-lashed winter evening. The remark 
was directed to Tim Connor, one of the most famous of the many authorities on 
weird tales that inhabited Murphy's bar. 

Tim set the empty porter glass down on the bar, lit his pipe, settled back com- 
fortably in his chair and replied: 

"Well now, since ye ask me, I'll endeavour to do me best on this little yarn 
which will show you that such things as unearthly happenings do exist." He 
drew lustily on his pipe for a few moments, then looked up: 

"About forty years ago there lived a man, Jack Riordan by name, who was the 
most upright and honest man I ever knew in all County Down. He is dead now. 
God rest his soul." Tim was silent for the mbment at the recollection. "But to 
get on with me story." 

"Jack lived on the adjoining farm to me father's along with his wife, two 
children and a hired man named Paddy Shea. One Sunday Jack rode over in 
his cart to our place for a game of cards. It lasted late into the night, and he 
left about one o'clock. Now here's an odd thing. We had had a few drinks 
and were joking with Jack at the gate when he remarked that he felt uneasy about 
going home alone. We laughed his fears away, and he rode off. We went to bed. 
The next morning we were awakened by a loud hammering at our door. It was 
Jack McMahon, who told us that Jack Riordan was at the very moment lying in 
a pool of blood at his own gate. My father set off as fast as he could to fetch 
the priest, and I hurried over to see Jack. He was nearly gone, poor fellow, and 
died a few minutes after the priest arrived." 

Tim stopped at this point and glanced around the room. 

"Gentlemen, isn't that a clear case of premonition or whatever you call it? 
Jack Riordon was ki . . .". 

"That's probably tommyrot", interrupted the scoffer. "He just mightn't have 
been feeling well." 

"Let me finish," said Tim. "Jack was buried, and it went down in the police 
records as an unsolved murder because there was no one found that could be con- 
nected with the case. Meanwhile, Shea, the hired man carried on with the work. 
The dog, after his master's death, refused to eat and became so emaciated he had to 
be destroyed. The horse, on the other hand, moped about the fields and the hired 
man could not manage him. A neighbour took him for ploughing and returned 
him at night. One day the hired man, tired of the horse's behaviour, attempted, 
by means of a rattan, to force him to plough. The horse lashed out and kicked 
him savagely. We rescued Paddy and sent for the priest. The doctor rushed over 
and gave all the attention he could to Paddy. Paddy was dying and knowing this, 
called for Jack's wife. He told her that he had gambled some of Jack's money and, 
when Jack threatened to expose him, had lain in wait and shot Jack." 

"Meanwhile, the priest, hurrying as fast as he could, was turning into the last 

{Continued on page 147) 

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(Continued from pa^e 144) 

road to the farm when his horse suddenly stopped. Father Flynn lashed the horse 
in desperation, but still the horse refused to move. Then the doctor, impatiently 
awaiting the priest's arrival, rode out to meet him and found him endeavouring to 
make his horse go on." 

"Never mind," said the doctor. "Paddy is already dead." 

"I know," said the priest. He wiped his perspiring brow, and a shudder 
passed through his form. "Now my horse will take me." He climbed aboard 
his rig and amid a clatter of stones rode away from the astonished doctor. 

"What do you think of my tale now, my young friend?" said Tim, pausing and 
staring at the "returned Yank." 

The latter squirmed a little under the penetrating eyes, but rentiained silent. 

Tim downed a fresh glass of porter and smacked his lips. 

"Three days later Paddy was to be buried, and there was great preparation for 
the affair. Wakes in them days usually attracted a large number, but murderers 
were scarce, and for that reason every farmer for miles around came to see him. 
The next day Paddy was placed in a cart, and when we tried to hitch Jack's horse up 
to it, he, knowing that Paddy had killed his master, attempted to kick the cart 
when he was led into the traces." 

Tim paused here to re-light his pipe and also to ponder silently over the 
facts he had just presented. Then 
he continued. 

"We buried Paddy, and soon 
he was forgotten. Now lads, here is 
my final point. If any of you visit 
the churchyard, which is Kilcum- 
mer, you will see his grave, and 
gentlemen, this is a true fact! 
Nothing ever grew on the grave of 
Paddy Shea, the murderer, except a 
solitary thistle!" 

There was silence at this, each 
one turning the facts he had just 
received over and over in his mind. 
Then . . . 

"Well gentlemen!" it was the 
bartender. Murphy himself, who 
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Murphy filled the glasses, and in a 
trice they were emptied. Then each 
one in turn set out homeward. 
Murphy stood at the door a moment 
looking at the driving rain, then, 
shutting the door, he turned, lamp 

in hand, and clumped up the The corridor in the college, looking toxvards 

stairs to bed.— James Crowley. St. Basil's Church 

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